The first footage from director and Oscar winning producer Edward Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs has landed online. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway star in the rom-com which revolves around a Viagara salesman (Gyllenhaal) overcoming his history of sordid relationships so as to land a woman who suffers from Parkinson’s disease (Hathaway). While, here in The States, romantic comedies have the tendency to tread the line between terribly contrived and just plain terrible, the footage makes the film look at the very least watchable (putting it ahead of 80% of its peers already) and potentially quite good.
While you can look for a full theatrical trailer to open this weekend (I’m guessing it’s attached to Julia Roberts’ Eat, Pray, and Love so, by all means, proceed with caution), you can also hit the jump to check out the footage now. Co-starring alongside Gyllenhaal and Hathaway are Judy Greer, Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt, and Gabriel Macht. Love and Other Drugs is based on Jamie Reidy’s nonfiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagara Salesman and opens November 24th, 2010.
Via The Playlist.