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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Accros aux nuits sans lendemain ou dépendants l'un de l'autre? (Addicted to one-night stands or dependent on one another?) (French)

Genres:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,367,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,820,008
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Some of the clothes Anne Hathaway wears in the film, come from Costume Designer Deborah Lynn Scott's own wardrobe. 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 »

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Maggie Murdock: You are not a good person because you pity fucked a sick girl.
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References The Lord of the Rings (1978) See more »

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Sex, Parkinson, Love and Drugs
3 December 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1996, the womanizer salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his job in an electronic store after shagging her coworker. Jamie is hired by Pfizer to sell Zoloft with his colleague Bruce Winston (Oliver Platt) and he uses his charm to seduce the receptionists and reach the doctors to convince them to prescribe Pfizer's drugs.

When he meets the twenty-six year-old Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway), they have sex on the first date. Maggie is a free spirit that has stage one Parkinson's disease and does not want to have a steady relationship. However, after a period, they both have a feeling that they have never felt before: love. But Jamie is promoted and need to move to Chicago and Maggie is afraid of her degenerative disease.

"Sex & Other Drugs" is a pleasant romance where the former Disney movies' actress Anne Hathaway shines with a bold role of a young woman that loves sex having to deal with Parkinson disease. Her character is very hot and her love scenes have a high level of eroticism. The bitter criticism to the pharmaceutical industry and corrupted doctors is unusual in American films.

Jake Gyllenhaal is a good actor in action films but he has a wooden performance in the role of a wolf that uses his appeal to be an efficient salesman. Josh Gad is annoying and his inconvenient character is never funny. Oliver Platt has a minor participation. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Amor e Outras Drogas" ("Love and Other Drugs")


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