I remember seeing this movie for the first time…I’ve cried my eyes out, but then again I am a cry baby when it comes to painful love stories:)
Beside the fact that I love Anne Hathaway, this movie gets into your soul and finds the most weak part of it…and reminds you how wonderful heart-breaking life can be!
Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Charles Randolph, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Jamie Reidy (novel The evolution of Viagra Salesman)
Lead actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt
2010 Comedy, Drama, Romance
This movie might be the most honest romance story that I’ve seen in a while:)
Maggie is a free-spirited Parkinson’s patient that doesn’t allow anyone in her life to get attached to her, with the thought she might prevent future pain and suffering around her.
She does find her match in Jamie, a pharmaceutical salesman who thinks he always has good luck with women by being fearless and charming.
Their relationship begins as just a sexual attraction but soon develops in something neither of them knows what to really do about.
Some reviewed this movie as a comedy about sex and commitment…I would agree to this to a certain point.
The way that some scenes were presented has no doubt a light and fun factor about it, but essentially the main layer of this story is how illness changes the way we look at life and how a dark moment can be brighten up when two people need each other.
I love how the characters didn’t just stayed characters, they managed to make this story closer to reality as possible creating a true and painful love story.
Watch this movie and open your heart to the beauty of a real relationship with all the good and bad that it can bring.
Have a good Friday:)