Sure, it's a little early. Okay, a lot early. But two Oscar prognosticators have placed Love & Other Drugs on their lists for a potential Best Picture nomination. Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger writes:
10. Love and Other Drugs The Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway comedic drama reminds me a lot of Up in the Air and Jerry Maguire (both past Best Picture nominees). And it’s perhaps the sexiest movie I’ve seen in years. It won’t be for everyone, but if most critics go for its blend of titillation and tragedy, then it’s a contender for one of the five “B-list slots.”
IndieWire's Anne Thompson also lists L&OD in her Top 10.
The blogosphere is full of dissenting opinions and some agreement. As we learned with Brothers, it's probably not wise to get one's hopes up for awards. I'm just hoping for a big hit for Jake. And a fun, sexy movie.
Some photos of Jake from the Le Grand Fooding event in late September. A videographer caught heavily bearded Jake and a heavily bald friend in action.
Thanks to the folks at Grub Street for unearthing this gem!