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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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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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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,739,161 (USA) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

$32,357,532 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Trivia

In designing the sex scenes, Edward Zwick had the principals watch romantic comedies and sexually charged films - everything from Pillow Talk (1959) to 9 Songs (2004) to Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) - and talk about what turned them on. Then some of those shots and ideas were incorporated into the making of the scenes. See more »

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When Jamie is looking up something on the iMac computer, he is using an "Apple Pro Mouse", an optical mouse that was introduced in the summer of 2000. The movie is set in 1998 when Viagra was first introduced by Pfizer. 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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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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A Well Respected Man
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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More complex than the trailer suggested, more enjoyable than the poster suggested
1 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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