Pathem Puzzles: Love and Other Drugs
Love and Other Drugs (2010) by writer/director Edward Zwickwas ( Blood Diamond, the Last Samurai, About Last Night), starring a solid cast including, Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far from Home, Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain), Anne Hathaway (Ocean's Eight, Les Misérables, Alice in Wonderland), Oliver Platt (Chicago Med, the West Wing, Flatliners), Hank Azaria (the Simpsons, the Birdcage, Huff) , Jill Clayburgh (Bridesmaids, Semi-Tough, Starting Over), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Angry Birds, Pixels).
It's listed as a romantic comedy/drama. I remember it being a movie but not the movie itself, which makes me think it was not a stand out. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway can be great in the right roles, but my inclination is that they didn't have great chemistry - which is the most important sink or swim characteristic in a rom-com.
He's usually best in intense, bordering on restrained manic, energy roles with a more psychological bent.
For Anne, especially later in her career you can feel her acting, which she totally goes all in on - so fantasy, absurd, and in-on-the-joke roles seem to be her jam.