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“Love And Other Drugs”: Moving Depiction of Emotional Connection

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Picture it – Television on simply for background noise, and normally all I hear is the fading in and out from one commercial to another, vaguely able to recall very little. Until you hear one sentence that makes you stop what you’re doing, to glance up at the idiot box before you. There I sat, in a trance, unable to remove my eyes from the screen because I heard Anne Hathaway utter this with immense sincerity and fire: “This isn’t about connection for you, this isn’t even about sex for you, this is about finding an hour or two of relief from the pain of being you, and that’s fine with me because that’s all I want, it’s the exact same thing.”

Somewhere amidst all of their pain, their inner demons, their protests about not wanting love, just wanting to feel – they learn what is truly is to NEED. They stop simply needing the physical release, and start needing one another.

When love hits, it happens often seemingly out of nowhere, like a ton of bricks loaded onto the back of a semi.

At first you have no idea what has taken place, and then you realize your life is now tied to someone elses, and they are embedded in your soul…to the very core of you. We should all be so lucky to find that, or have it.

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I’ll leave you with this quote that reminded me of the movie:

“I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”

Rolling your eyes at me? Scoffing? Don’t buy the whole “chance meetings,” “love at first sight” stuff? That’s okay, go watch the movie, or hell, talk to me about it – maybe one or the other can help at least plant the seed of the possibility of its existence in your mind.

If not, at least you got to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in steamy sex scenes – definitely nothing to complain about.