Two pervs at the movies—Love and Other Drugs
This was the perfect movie for the Two Pervs.
For one thing, it stars Anne Hathaway. For another, it was a masterpiece of a script compared to Burlesque, which we’d seen the day before. Uhm, for a third thing… Anne Hathaway.
We watched Love and Other Drugs at the same tawdry discount theatre as Burlesque, too. Cinema City is very un-cinema and not urban at all. It is in a shopping mall near my parents’ house in the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Love and Other Drugs starts off with a backroom tryst. But it’s not until about the, oh, ten-minute mark before we first see Anne Hathaway’s left boob. A few minutes later though she and Jake Gyllenhaal are getting it on, and we’re treated to a few steamy sex scenes and some nice nude shots of Ms Hathaway, one of which prompted 77-year-old bachelor Uncle M. to declare: “What a broad. Fantastic.”
And so Love and Other Drugs gets an eight on the perv-o-metre.
(The rest of the movie is actually pretty good for a romantic comedy circa 2010. It’s by Ed Zwick and Michael Herzkowitz, mainly, the team behind thirtysomething, which hasn’t aged well but is still a fun time capsule.)