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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Stan Knight
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Trey Hannigan
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Cindy
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Dr. James Randall
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Nancy Randall
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Gina
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Gail
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Christy
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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)  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

Near the end, a video is watched from a Fisher Price PXL 2000 camcorder hooked up to the TV. Audio is heard but only the yellow video cable is connected. These camcorders had an RF modulated output so video and audio were output through a single cable and modulated so a television could tune into the signal on channel 3 or 4 when attached to the antenna connector. See more »

Quotes

California Man: Parkinson's, right?
Jamie Randall: Oh, no. No.
California Man: No, your wife.
Jamie Randall: Girlfriend. Stage One.
California Man: Good days and bad days, huh?
Jamie Randall: Mostly good days. You?
California Man: Wife. Since '73. Stage Four.
Jamie Randall: You got any advice?
California Man: You don't need my advice.
Jamie Randall: Come on. I'm very trainable.
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Fidelity
Written and Performed by Regina Spektor
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Saw it for free, still ended up asking my money back
22 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

The makers of this movie knew the story was flimsy. Bad boy meets girl, boy straightens out, girl turns him down, boy makes big gesture, happy end. Of course, the end isn't really happy, because the girl is terminally ill. Most of the movie is Anne Hathaway showing her nice body. Nothing wrong with her body, but it just screams: "We know the movie is crap, and we're not even trying to do something about it!"

The actors can act, but the writers and the director don't give them anything to work with. The basic plot could have been worked into a decent movie, maybe even Oscar material. Hollywood loves its cripples. Hey, if Forrest Gump can win it, anything can. But nobody put any effort into it, so it fails miserably even as a romcom.

At the end, the audience sighed in relief and applauded the guy who turned the lights on. As I said, definite contender for the golden razzies.


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