Love and Other Drugs (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Love and Other Drugs (2010)



Critic Consensus: It's a pleasure to see Hollywood produce a romance this refreshingly adult, but Love and Other Drugs struggles to find a balance between its disparate plot elements.

Movie Info

Maggie is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, 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. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."more
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Randolph, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2011
Box Office: $32.4M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jake Gyllenhaal
as Jamie Randall
Anne Hathaway
as Maggie Murdock
Oliver Platt
as Bruce Winston
Hank Azaria
as Dr. Stan Knight
Ray Godshall Sr.
as Friendly Senior
Josh Gad
as Josh Randall
Gabriel Macht
as Trey Hannigan
George Segal
as Dr. James Randall
Jill Clayburgh
as Nancy Randall
Peter Friedman
as California Man
Natalie Gold
as Dr. Helen Randall
Lucy Roucis
as Un-Convention Parkin...
Michael Buffer
as Pfizer Convention MC
Ian Harding
as Pfizer Trainee #1
Josh Breslow
as Pfizer Trainee #2
Ian Novick
as Pfizer Trainee #3
Tess Soltau
as Pfizer Trainee #4
Constance Brenneman
as Pfizer Trainee #5
Nicole Thomas
as Prizer Trainee #6
Jasper Soffer
as Pfizer Trainee #7
Kwame Rakes
as Doctor in Parking Lo...
Scott Cohen
as Ted Goldstein
Sharon Wilkins
as La Boheme Receptioni...
Brian Hutchison
as Homeless Man
Dana Dancho
as Smiling Receptionist
Lisa Ann Goldsmith
as Nurse Janice
Rick Applegate
as Viagra Doctor
Ray Godshall Jr.
as Friendly Senior
Jean Zarzour
as Viagra Sample Nurse
Harry O'Toole
as Man With Walker
Jennifer Delaeo
as Viagra Receptionist
Deidre Goodwin
as Viagra Nurse #1
Geneva Carr
as Viagra Nurse #2
Vanessa Aspillaga Va...
as Viagra Nurse #3
Patricia Cray
as Kindly-Looking Woman
Brian E. Jay
as Himself
Judy Pergl
as Herself
Kim Cagni
as Herself
as Herself
Kristin Spatafore
as Convention Girl #1
Larissa S. Emanuele
as Convention Girl #2
Loretta Higgins
as PET Scan Doctor
Kimberly M. Rizzo
as Front Desk Reception...
Jason Bernard
as Quack Doctor
Nicole Perrone
as Determined Reception...
Teri Clark Linden
as ER Receptionist
as Herself
Vanessa Aspillaga
as Viagra Nurse #3
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News & Interviews for Love and Other Drugs

Critic Reviews for Love and Other Drugs

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (41)

Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry.

Full Review… | January 4, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Hathaway creates a tough, angry, complicated woman who deserved better than her lot in life. For starters. she deserved a better movie.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Love and Other Drugs isn't a perfect film, and Zwick has certainly done better, but for what it is, it's mostly watchable and fairly enjoyable.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

This movie is far from your standard romantic comedy. It's a deeper film that touches on heavier emotional moments.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

Zwick and his writing partners, Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph, overextend their scope by a wide margin.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Lacks a certain something, but not chemistry between Jake and Anne. They set off real sparks.

Full Review… | January 27, 2013
Movie Nation

Audience Reviews for Love and Other Drugs


Anne Hathaway is superb as always...and any movie with Jake Gyllenhaal with his shirt off has gotta be in my top 10. It's an interesting situation for a romance, which sets it apart from so many other Matthew McConahay-type films.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


It wasn't quite the film I was expecting, thinking it would be just like most rom-coms churned out at the moment that are light hearted but have little depth. This does have more in-depth characters, the main star being Anne Hathaway's Maggie who at 26 has Parkinson's disease. It does have a few laughs along the way at the more light hearted moments. I was a bit surprised Anne Hathaway did a few nude scenes in this, but I'm not complaining. If you want a sexy, fun comedy with a bit more depth to the characters, this is prefect for you!

Dean King

Super Reviewer



The main character is almost entirely unlikable and the laughs aren't frequent enough to maintain Love and Other Drugs as a sound romantic comedy. The performance by Hathaway was good enough but it's the work behind the camera that wasn't that great. The direction is flimsy and the premise is quite simply dull.

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