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Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,739,161 (USA) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

$32,357,532 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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In designing the sex scenes, director Edward Zwick had the principals watch romantic comedies and sexually charged films - everything from Pillow Talk (1959) to 9 Songs (2004) to Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) - and talk about what turned them on. Then some of those shots and ideas were incorporated into the making of the scenes. See more »

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When Jamie is presenting TV-Sets in the opening scene, he introduces three 52-inch Flatscreen (or bigger) models by Philips, Samsung and Magnavox. The scene is set in 1996. 1997, Philips introduced the first 42-inch plasma display (US $14,999) to the retail public in 4 Sears locations in the US. 52-inch displays weren't among their Flat-TV range until at least 2003. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Randall: [about selling Viagra] Bruce? Bruce? I want that account!
Bruce Winston: Why would I give it to you?
Jamie Randall: Who can sell dick drug better than me?
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References General Hospital (1963) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Symphony Orchestra Baden Baden - Ferdinand Leitner
Courtesy of Selectracks / Denon Classics
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The same story... ugh
14 March 2011 | by (Los Girasoles, Chaclacayo, Lima, Perú.) – See all my reviews

It's very difficult to give a higher rate to this movie. It's supposed to be presented as a different romantic comedy, yet, it's the same old story that bores to death. The promiscuous irresponsible guy ('cause men are always like that) and the promiscuous irresponsible girl (she's just that way 'cause she has a broken heart, 'cause women are never like that) played by Gyllenhall and Hathaway are just not convincing. Their respective friends -his loser brother and her gay black friend (sounds familiar?) are just useless for the plot.

The "originality" is in the "dramatic" story of Hathaway's character and the 90's background, with its medical consumerism and the negotiation with the health system. Yet this two aspects, perhaps the less bad things of the film, are poorly treated in the script. Such a bad cinematographic experience. The movie is not only bad, is not even funny!


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