Love and Other Drugs Movie Reviews

Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs

Release Date: Nov 24, 2010

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 3
    Overall, this film is not going to glean a lot of praise for being a major cinematic feat, but it does have its moments. Gyllenhaal holds his own in this one, but the real star is without a doubt Anne Hathaway. I smell a nomination for her for her role as Maggie. Hathaway is stunning no matter how you slice it and is true to form here, lighting up every scene she appears in, even the darker ones.
    The sassy, larger-than-life characters shed their brash gilded edges halfway through the film, exposing their vulnerabilities and endearing the audience to their story. Comedy soon loses the reins to drama, but by the time you realize this has happened, you don't mind a bit because you're drawn in and along for the ride. However, the story is/was/forever shall be the same and can only be told so many ways.
    'Love and Other Drugs' was really not much more than a hauntingly familiar, if not brazen remake of 'Sweet November". Not to say that it wasn't well done--as previously stated, the film has its moments and at least one will quite possibly yank a tear from the eye of even the hardest of hearts.
    2.5 stars out of 5. (This site doesn't allow for half-stars, so I rounded up)
  • 2
    I seen this movie on Saturday 11/27/10 Save your money, maybe rent it.
    It is a shallow movie about nothing and exploits the human frailties of a disease.I agree with the previous review that the movie took on too much, and it was very piece mealed because of it.
    I would of like a little more Meat in the movie, and more involvement in the characters roles, instead of so much F--------------! It was over the Top, and very Un-Real....! If this was done to attract that 20-something age group they succeeded, but it lacked acting.!and entertainment, the main reason we go to the Movies, SORRY!
  • 2
    There's an interesting movie about the drug sales industry buried somewhere in Love And Other Drugs. Unfortunately, in these days of market research and skewing across ages and genders, writer/director Edward Zwick added a love story, and thus turned this film into just another Hollywood romance.
    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jamie, a sales rep for Pfizer at the dawn of Viagra. The first, and best, part of the film shows Jamie using all manner of nefarious methods to sell his drugs. It's fascinating to see this world that most of us don't really know much about. But then Jamie meets Anne Hathaway's Maggie, an artist with Parkinson's disease. Both Jamie and Maggie prefer sex over love for their own reasons, but this is a Hollywood romance, so you know what's going to happen.
    While the drugs part never completely goes away, it takes a backseat to the normal cliches of romance films. You know there will be obstacles that the couple will have to overcome, and somehow, they'll do it. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway do a fine job; they're both excellent actors, but they have to fight against a script that is trying to do too much and trying to be too many things. Zwick created thirtysomething, which did an excellent job combining drama and laughter. This movie isn't so successful.

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