Posts Tagged ‘Jake Gyllenhaal’



I don’t have a lot to say about this… I just thought you should see it! Because while a lot of people know that the young Elijah Wood appears in Back to the Future part 2, not so many know about this first film role for the lovely Jake Gyllenhaal.

I enjoyed watching this clip so much that it made me want to watch City Slickers again. And that’s saying something!

What are your favourite “before they were famous” clips?

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So, I went to see Love & Other Drugs a couple of weeks ago, and to be honest, I really enjoyed it. There I said it! I know it received some mixed reviews, and many accustations of vacuousness, and advertising drug companies were squarely levelled in its direction. But, as usual when I read a scathing review of a “chick flick” I enjoyed after seeing the film, I wonder whether we simply have different values in what makes a good film. For me, if the story is engaging, the leads charming, the acting good, and the cheese on the bearable side, then I’m pretty happy.

Ok, so I’m probably not the best judge of these things – I could honestly watch Jake Gyllenhaal stand next to grass growing for 2 hours and enjoy myself. But I thought it was great to see Jake working his charm, and humourous side – and the nudity was just a bonus! And, having always had a bit of a girl crush on Anne Hathaway, I enjoyed the chemistry between them.

However, I think what I’m really beginning to enjoy about Jake, as his career progresses, is his ability to move between big, budget, big name driven films (Prince of Persia, Day After Tomorrow), and low budget, character driven films (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead). And his next film, Source Code, is precisely the latter. From the director of Moon, Duncan Jones, Source Code looks to be a high concept drama/thriller, with a good mix of the pulse-racing and the thought provoking.

And Jake is rocking some pretty sweet stubble action. Nice.

First of all – Jake Gyllenhaal in a rom-com?…. Yeeeees. And then pair him with the delightful Anne Hathaway? Amazing!

This script could be more cheesy than a wheel of brie, covered in melted Swiss cheese, sprinkled with parmesan, and I would still enjoy it.

Two words – bring it.

I can almost hear a collective intake of breath as woman around the world gasp at the news. Could the lovely Jake Gyllenhaal really be single again?

The brown eyed beauty rode high at the top of my Top 5 list for a long time, and I would still have to rank him amongst the other handsome men in that rarified list.

So, when he started dating Reese, I took notice. And I must admit, it kind of felt right. They both seem grounded and intelligent. They’re both beautiful people, but don’t seem plastic or shallow. I really thought it might work out for them. I mean Reese needed a good man after the caddish shenanigans (yes, I said caddish and shenanigans!) of her ex-husband Ryan (I’m not as famous as my ex-wife) Phillipe.

But if OK magazine tells us it’s over, then it must be true. Right? I know a lot of ladies out there would find it exciting news!