In 1990s Pittsburgh, a medicine peddler starts a relationship with a young woman suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Charles Randolph (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jamie Randall
Anne Hathaway ... Maggie Murdock
Oliver Platt ... Bruce Winston
Hank Azaria ... Dr. Stan Knight
Josh Gad ... Josh Randall
Gabriel Macht ... Trey Hannigan
Judy Greer ... Cindy
George Segal ... Dr. James Randall
Jill Clayburgh ... Nancy Randall
Kate Jennings Grant ... Gina
Katheryn Winnick ... 'Lisa'
Kimberly Scott ... Gail
Peter Friedman ... California Man
Nikki Deloach ... Christy
Natalie Gold ... Dr. Helen Randall
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Patti Podesta designed Maggie's loft to be in stark opposition to the cold, sterile, medical buildings, in which Jamie works. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maggie Murdock: I'm sorry, I'm sorry I know it's late.
[Shewalks in and takes off her coat to reveal her naked body to Jamie not realizing Josh is there too]
Jamie Randall: Oh my god!
Josh Randall: OH MY GOD!
Maggie Murdock: OH MY GOD!
[falls to the floor struggling to cover herself]
Jamie Randall: [Looks at Josh] OH MY GOD!
Josh Randall: I didn't see anything. My glasses are off.
Jamie Randall: JOSH, TURN AROUND!
Josh Randall: [Turns around on the couch and talks with his hand] Hi, I'm Josh a pleasure to meet you.
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Connections

Referenced in RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) See more »

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Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
Written by Carlos De Yarza (as Carlos Alberto De Yarza), Mike Triay, Antonio Romero and Rafael Ruiz
Performed by Los del Río
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L. and The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Slow Start, Great Finish... Anne Hathaway is Wonderful
8 December 2010 | by sacflyzoneSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Sell See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,739,161, 28 November 2010

Gross USA:

$32,367,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,820,008
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1.85 : 1
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