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?
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