Love & Other Drugs

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Love & Other Drugs

Edward Zwick (2010)

107min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
This ribald, challenging and funny romance from Edward Zwick stars Jake Gyllenhaal as pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall, who's riding high in the mid-1990s boom, peddling a new pill called Viagra. He meets and immediately falls into bed with Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway), a beautiful, mysterious girl who seemingly only wants sex with no strings attached. But when the two become closer, Maggie is forced to make a painful revelation. Adult themes and jokes joyfully abound in a film that finds The Last Samurai director returning to territory more associated with his feature debut About Last Night.... And while the film isn't entirely free of stereotypes, it does says something real about what happens when love is threatened by illness - with the copious amounts of nudity from the leads actually adding to its telling. It isn't quite Love Story, but comes close.

Summary

A cynical sales rep for a pharmaceutical company applies the charm he uses on his customers to the task of seducing a succession of women. He starts a purely sexual relationship with a waitress, who has Parkinson's disease and is even less interested in commitment than he is, only to find himself falling in love. Romantic comedy drama based on Jamie Reidy's book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.

Cast & Crew

Jamie Randall Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie Murdock Anne Hathaway
Bruce Winston Oliver Platt
Dr Stan Knight Hank Azaria
Josh Randall Josh Gad
Trey Hannigan Gabriel Macht
Cindy Judy Greer
Dr James Randall George Segal
Nancy Randall Jill Clayburgh
Lisa Katheryn Winnick
Carol Jaimie Alexander
Maggie's friend Brenna Roth
Director Edward Zwick
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 24 Dec 2010
Drama Comedy