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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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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

In setting up the sex scenes, the actors were encouraged to improvise, but with their clothes on. Edward Zwick says that it is "colder" on a set because there are people all around, the camera, and other distractions. Therefore, the improvisation was useful in setting the scenes and shots for the actual shoot. See more »

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Jamie and Maggie are in Chicago. In the scene where they walk across the street after the unConvention, the street sign clearly shows "Seventh Avenue." There is no Seventh Avenue in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Randall: Hey, Lisa.
Bruce Winston: Her name's not Lisa.
Jamie Randall: I know. I know. But, if everytime I say "Hey, Lisa", then eventually she'll come up to me and she'll be like, you know, "My name's not Lisa it's... Jennifer"... whatever, and I'll do a big apology and I'll say, "I thought you were the Lisa who was mad at me for not calling". And, from then on Jennifer, or whatever her name is, will think that I dated a girl who looked just like her... who I rejected. She'll develop this unconscious need to win my approval and ...
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Connections

References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

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Cannonball
Written by Kim Deal
Performed by The Breeders
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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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