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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

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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$32,367,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,820,008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Last Tango in Paris (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 »

Goofs

When Maggie falls to the floor after walking in on Jamie and his brother, her "modesty patch" is clearly visible. 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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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Burlesque (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Rude Boys Outta Jail
Written by Neville Staple (as Neville Staples), Horace Panter (as Stephen Panter) & Lynval Golding
Performed by The Specials
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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"Love and Other Drugs" has a few problems, but it is still a beautiful story of boy loves girl
24 November 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Set during the rise of Viagra, "Love and Other Drugs" follows Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) trying to sell drugs and trying to bed women. Women are easier.

Gyllenhaal has the finesse to turn a womanizing pharmaceutical sales rep from a cliché character into an astute and caring man with actual depth. Anne Hathaway more just likes to prance around naked. Hathaway's Maggie suffers from early-onset Parkinson's disease, and has closed her heart to love. There's not much more to her character probably just because she has the body to shoot sex scenes.

"Love and Other Drugs" suffers from an inability to turn its dramatic scenes into poignant ones, and the many drug and sex jokes into thoughtful commentary. And most of the minor characters, all played by stellar actors (Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt, etc.), remain in supporting roles without further advancement in who they are. Despite these problems, at its heart it is just a story of boy loves girl and Gyllenhaal and Hathaway portray that beautifully.


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