After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
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
This is the second film that Jake Gyllenhaal and 'Anne Hathaway' (qy) have worked together on since 'Brokeback Mountain' (qy) (2005). See more »
Jamie and Maggie are in Chicago. In the scene where they walk across the street after the unConvention, the street sign clearly shows "Seventh Avenue." There is no Seventh Avenue in Chicago. See more »
Edward Zwick movies- the flavoring was long lost. Story - I was not expecting anything fresh. Direction - Refer to the first line. Cinematography - How much can you rely on the background to take you through hours of ruthless time killing! Judy Greer is too loud and exaggerated to thicken a weak plot. Jake Gyllenhaal is more than just disappointing.
Pre-marital sex is an over-talked issue which went looking too naive for the duo to pull it off well. Everything else about the story is too repetitive and too cliché to make any prominent difference to the movie , which starts stumbling in the first few minutes.
At any rate, did you know the idea was copied from a Korean movie, Cheot sarang, made in 1991 or thereabouts? That Korean film was actually brilliant as comedy but at the same time compels the audience to reflect on the complexity of man-woman relationships and man-woman difference in experience and thinking. I mean most of the Love and Other Drugs segment was emulated take by take. Can't Hollywood movie makers try to make originals only, please? If there is any high point in the movie, may be its just the scenic beauty but then i would rather pay a hefty amount and visit the drugstore than spend hours watching a sad attempt at romance! The freshness and the feel good effect of the yesteryear Edward Zwick mushy flicks have lost their color and charm in the crowd of new comers expecting the costly sets and the music set up to help them climb the ladders of fame!
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