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A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

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Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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1990s | love | prozac | zoloft | viagra | See more »

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Accros aux nuits sans lendemain ou dépendants l'un de l'autre? (Addicted to one-night stands or dependent on one another?)

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,606,253 (UK) (31 December 2010)

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$32,357,532 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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In setting up the sex scenes, the actors were encouraged to improvise, but with their clothes on. Edward Zwick says that it is "colder" on a set because there are people all around, the camera, and other distractions. Therefore, the improvisation was useful in setting the scenes and shots for the actual shoot. See more »

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Saw it for free, still ended up asking my money back
22 March 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The makers of this movie knew the story was flimsy. Bad boy meets girl, boy straightens out, girl turns him down, boy makes big gesture, happy end. Of course, the end isn't really happy, because the girl is terminally ill. Most of the movie is Anne Hathaway showing her nice body. Nothing wrong with her body, but it just screams: "We know the movie is crap, and we're not even trying to do something about it!"

The actors can act, but the writers and the director don't give them anything to work with. The basic plot could have been worked into a decent movie, maybe even Oscar material. Hollywood loves its cripples. Hey, if Forrest Gump can win it, anything can. But nobody put any effort into it, so it fails miserably even as a romcom.

At the end, the audience sighed in relief and applauded the guy who turned the lights on. As I said, definite contender for the golden razzies.


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