Love & Other Drugs is almost upon us. As the reviews come in, we still have some promotional stuff to enjoy. Here are portraits of Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway from the Los Angeles Times. Taken in New York on November 18:
Some new videos. Here's Jake and Anne with Moviefone talking about working together again after BBM:
From MTV, more harassing of the interviewer:
I think this has been seen before but can't remember, so here it is again. On the Nudity:
A quick clip from MyFox:
Repeated from the end of yesterday's post: a red carpet interview from the NY premiere, for a change of pace. Jake makes a Viagra pun!
This interviewer did a longer piece for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That article is more of the same stuff we've read. But in her conversation with Jake, we get some of the usual questions but also some new material:
Do you wanna give any other shoutouts to the cast?
Josh Gad [who plays Jamie's brother] is the engine in this film. Josh Gad will be and is becoming a force to be reckoned with. He brought all the humor and energy to the movie, and was a huge influence on me, and an inspiration in terms of comedy. He's a great actor. Working with Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria, they're comedic geniuses but also really great actors.
What was it like to work with real Parkinson's patients in the film?
That was a hard day. It was moving in so many ways, but also really funny. Two of the women who helped Anne were at the [LA premiere] the other night and they're wonderful women, so funny and lighthearted. And with the passing of Jill Clayburgh [who played my mother in the film], I was just thinking, some people live healthy long lives and don't really ever live. And some people's lives are shorter and they live it to the fullest extent possible, in sickness and in health. Those are the people I admire and would love to mimic my life after. You can be some slick ol' pharmaceutical salesman who's #2 in the country and financially stable and got it all together, or, you know, you can have love. Which would you pick?
The reviews are coming in and they are decidedly mixed. Though most have great praise for both Jake and Anne. But this was a nice one, from the San Jose Mercury News:
So let's give thanks for, and bestow a big smooch on, the risk-taking ways of "Love & Other Drugs." The passionate dramedy about the combustible relationship between pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) and artist/cafe worker Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway) is just the antidote the romantic comedy has desperately needed.
It's sexy, it's funny, it's sexy, it's sad, and, oh my, is it ever sexy.