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Love & Other Drugs (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 November 2010 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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

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Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Sell  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$32,357,532 (USA) (11 February 2011)

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This is the second film that Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway have starred in together. They previously played a couple in Brokeback Mountain (2005). See more »


Xanax is listed as a drug made by Pfizer. This wasn't true until after Pfizer merged with Pharmacia (formerly Pharmacia & Upjohn) in 2002. See more »


Jamie Randall: I'm full of shit, okay? No I'm... I'm *knowingly* full of shit. Because, uh... because uh, uh... I have... I have *never* cared about anybody or anything in my entire life. And the thing is, everybody just kind of accepted that. Like, "That's just Jamie." And then you!... Jesus. *You*. You. You didn't see me that way. I have never known anyone who actually believed that I was enough. Until I met you. And then you made me believe it, too. So, uh... unfortunately... I need you. And you need me.
Maggie Murdock: ...
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Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen), John King (as John Robert King', Michael Simpson (as Michael S. Simpson) and Bob Dylan
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
[Contains a sample of "It's All Over Now Baby Blue". Performed by Them. Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd.]
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Slow Start, Great Finish... Anne Hathaway is Wonderful
8 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie starts out as a generic and even pedestrian romantic comedy and appears to be headed in the typical cliché driven direction but, fortunately, evolves in to something more. Jake Gyllenhaal's character and his alleged "funny" fat side kick are established almost purposefully as illustrations of what's wrong with most romantic comedies. It's Anne Hathaway's character that is the catalyst for the transformation from two dimensional rom-com to something deeper and more enjoyable. As she is fleshed out (pun intended because the more Anne Hathaway nudity the better) her character forces both Gyllenhaal's character and the film itself to grow (almost Viagra like). What follows is a deep, sometimes moving and genuinely interesting film. Commentary about battling illness, life and enjoying the moment are all relevant and poignant. Even supporting characters are given moments to shine. Oliver Pratt's drug rep has a wonderful scene delivered over dinner and there's even a smart drunken ramble explaining what is wrong with being a doctor and a commentary on the state of the Hippocratic Oath. From an emotionless and even tedious start, this film surprised me and is worth the price of a ticket.

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