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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jamie Randall
... Maggie Murdock
... Bruce Winston
... Dr. Stan Knight
... Josh Randall
... Trey Hannigan
... Cindy
... Dr. James Randall
... Nancy Randall
... Gina
... 'Lisa'
... Gail
... California Man
... Christy
... 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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Sell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,739,161, 28 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,367,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,820,008
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Trivia

The film is based on a book - Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman - by former Pfizer representative Jamie Reidy. He says the book is a "jumping off point", and that there is no love interest in it, as he removed all of those references, thinking that his mother would read the book. See more »

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When Jamie is chasing after the bus the license plate on his car is California plates yet he is suppose to be living in Philly. See more »

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Jamie Randall: I want us. This. You.
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More complex than the trailer suggested, more enjoyable than the poster suggested
1 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film surprised me in a good way.

From the trailer and the posters to be found in many of the bus shelters of our town it would have been fair to have expected a routine rom-com. The pose struck by the leads Jake Gylenhall & Anne Hathaway on that poster just screamed "knock about rom-com,just like hundreds of others" It isn't though and that was a pleasant and engaging surprise.

Jake Gylenhall pulls off the role of super bright but super slacker son Jamie in a high achieving family well and is convincing as a magnetising presence that women find irresistible.

The absence of Anne Hathaway's character Maggie in the first segment of the film is the first suggestion that this will not be a routine paint by numbers romance and Maggie's introduction sets the scene for the complex character she successfully portrays.

This film covers a lot of ground and both of the leads are engaging and believable.

Issues such as serious illness, the workings of the big pharmaceutical companies and their attempts to influence the decision making of medical professionals, the struggle people have to pay for treatment and a believably complex love story are woven in without significant signposting or obvious plot twists.

Once again, the two lead actors were excellent and overall this made for an enjoyable and engaging film


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