Anne Hathaway Shows Support for Parkinson Foundation

by Jane Boursaw on November 27, 2010

anne-hathaway-love-other-drugs-2 I always love it when a celebrity uses their stardom or project to shine a light on important causes. In ‘Love and Other Drugs,’ Anne Hathaway plays a 20-something woman with Parkinson’s Disease.

I saw the movie last night and thought it was pretty good – and we certainly got to see a lot of co-stars Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. There weren’t any full-out nude scenes, but we saw lots of butts and breasts as the two damaged people navigated their way through a relationship.

Don’t expect a romantic comedy, though. It’s more drama than comedy. Directed by Edward Zwick (‘thirtysomething’), the film is based on the book ‘Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman’ by Jamie Reidy.

But more importantly, I hope the movie brings attention to Parkinson’s Disease and helps to further the research and development of a cure. At a recent screening of the film, Hathaway posed with Bonnie Strauss, founder and president of the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation.

Are you planning on seeing the movie? What are your thoughts on movies that help to bring attention to great causes?

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Anne Hathaway with Founder and President Bonnie Strauss, at a screening of her film ‘Love & Other Drugs’ for the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation; photo courtesy of Sunshine, Sachs & Associates

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