Last week I asked you what kind of roles you like to see Jake Gyllenhaal in, and now there's a new one to pick apart: the suited-up smooth-talker. In the trailer for Love and Other Drugs, Gyllenhaal plays a pharmaceutical rep whose womanizing ways are put into check by Maggie (Anne Hathaway), a patient who's not willing to take his BS.
Predictably, they fall in love despite their differences, but his reputation starts to drive them apart. (Maggie also supposedly has Parkinson's disease, which I assume will also be part of the reason for the tearful moments in the trailer.) I'm all for seeing Gyllenhaal channel Matthew McConaughey in his rom-com heyday, but the trailer makes me worried that it might be a tad too melodramatic. Watch it and tell me what you think when you read more.