Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Overview: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs ( out November 24 ) is adapted from a book called Hard Sell: The Evolution Of A Viagra Salesman written by former Pfizer Pharmaceutical rep Jamie Reidy, adapted by Charles Randolph ( The Interpreter, The Life Of David Gale )
Jake Gyllenhall plays Reidy and Anne Hathaway as the woman stricken with Parkinson's that he falls for.
The book tell you things about the American pharmaceutical industry you'd probably rather not know about.

Jamie Reidy is to pharmaceutical business what Jerry Maguire was to sports and Frank Abangale was to bank fraud. He's the guy that's been there, done that and came away with all the industry insider stories. It reveals questionable practices from drug reps, nurses and even physicians and exposes the industry that touches nearly everyone in America.
Reidy touches on his ups and downs of slogging his way through the drug selling trenches that is our local doctor offices.
I had read quite some time ago, that the rumor from the set was this is Hathaway's most personal ( and best ) work to date so far in her early career.
People, critics and Oscar pundits will definitely have their eyes and ears open for this film.
The film is directed by Ed Zwick ( Defiance, The Last Samurai ) and is also starring Judy Greer, Hank Azaria, Oiver Platt, Jill Clayburgh, George Segal and Gabriel Macht.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !