Love and Other Drugs

49%

of critics liked it

53%

of users liked it

In theaters Nov 24, 2010
R, 1 hr. 52 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: 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."
Director: Edward Zwick
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Theater Release: Nov 24, 2010
DVD Release: Mar 01, 2011

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jamie, Jamie Randall
Anne Hathaway

Maggie, Maggie Murdo...
Oliver Platt

Bruce Winston
Hank Azaria

Dr. Stan Knight
Ray Godshall Sr.

Friendly Senior
Josh Gad

Josh Randall
Gabriel Macht

Trey Hannigan
George Segal

Dr. James Randall
Jill Clayburgh

Nancy Randall

Critic Reviews

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.
  • Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry. More...
  • Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the ambition it shares with its cocky hero. More...
  • But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation. More...
  • A slick weepie made by smart guys who want you to know they're better than the schlockmeisters. More...
  • as many weak spots, but what it delivers at its core is as indelible as (and a lot more explicit than) the work of such legendary teams as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. More...
  • This movie is best treated like dim sum. Wait out the bad portions until a tastier dish is served. Let Hathaway be your guide. More...
  • Love and Other Drugs is successful in small doses, but the full regimen needed more testing. More...
  • Unfortunately the effects of the movie, therapeutic and intoxicating though they are, wear off before it is over. More...
  • Altogether, not a bad trip. More...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is great in Love & Other Drugs. So is Anne Hathaway. Too bad the movie's a mess. More...