Jake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway - Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal as Maggie and Jamie in "Love and Other Drugs" (2010)

"Set in the 90′s against the commercial pharmaceutical boom, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie, the fast-living womanizing pharmaceutical rep and Anne Hathaway is Maggie, an art school dropout who makes collages and is in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. The two meet as Jake is pretending to be an intern in a doctor’s office and sneaking a peek at Maggie’s gorgeous breasts. Still he manages to score a date, and the two start getting it on – rather frequently – with some hot and sweaty sex. Of course, neither one of them wants a real relationship. Jake doesn’t because, well, he’s just used to playing the field and Maggie doesn’t because her disease complicates things.
Inevitably, though, things get, well, complicated and the two realize that they care for each other; and the “L word” starts getting tossed about. As Jake starts hawking his firm’s new wonder drug Viagra and is on the fast track to success headed straight for the top and Maggie’s symptoms worsen, their relationship hits the inevitable snag that everyone saw coming.

The supplements provided on this release are:

Deleted Scenes (1080p/24)
Love & Other Drugs: An Actor’s Discussion (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:08.00)
Beautifully Complex: Anne Hathaway is Maggie (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:02.57)
Reformed Womanizer: Jake Gyllenhaal is Jamie (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:03.34)
Selling Love & Other Drugs (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:03.10)
Theatrical Trailer (1.78:1; 1080p/24)
Live Extras:
Live Lookup
Exclusive: Jake’s Favorite Scene
Digital Copy
Source: www.blu-raydefinition.com

"Gyllenhaal too is incredibly charismatic and likable. It almost seems impossible to contemplate how he could have such trouble initially as a drug rep. Things turn around for Jamie in the film when Pfizer releases Viagra – there certainly is no shortage of jokes about the drug and its effects in the movie – but the issues he has making headway with sales prior to that do seem improbable.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack which won't blow you away, but which certainly is more than adequate. The surrounds do help situate the viewer within the world shown on screen, and really comes through with the music.
This is a romantic comedy, not an action blockbuster, and the dialogue is crisp and clean and won't leave you with any complaints. With a mostly muted color palette, the visuals still provide a great level of detail even in shadows. This is a film which focuses heavily on its two main characters and their bodies, and the high definition transfer really picks up on all the small details on their faces.
The bonus features included with the film are all relatively standard. There is a digital copy available as well as deleted scenes; short pieces on Gyllenhaal and Hathaway's work and characters; and a pretty standard discussion of the making of the film. The most interesting of the featurettes is on James Reidy, a pharmaceutical rep who wrote the memoir the script is based on. All of the extras, however, still have a very pre-packaged, overly produced feel to them". Source: blogcritics.org