Love & Other Drugs

Love & Other Drugs
Love & Other Drugs
  • R
  • 1h 53m
  • 2010
Rotten48%
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway co-star in this sexy, heart-melting romance. When Maggie (Hathaway), a free-spirited young woman who’s in the beginning stages of Parkinson’s, meets a charming Viagra salesman (Gyllenhaal), the two leap into a no-strings-attached affair. But no matter how hard they try to keep things casual, they seem to be falling under the influence of the ultimate drug – love!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten48%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Rotten

Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Philip French
Rotten

The two narrative strands don't quite mesh, and the movie stumbles badly when trying to effect the...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Anna Smith
Fresh

Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Adam Woodward
Fresh

By no means perfect, but Gyllenhaal and Hathaway are a match made in heaven.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

They gaze intently at each other a lot. Is that all it takes? Maybe. A useful date movie, then.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sex, drugs, and disease clash in racy, uneven romcom.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this racy romantic comedy based on Jamie Reidy's memoir about his time as a pharmaceutical rep for Pfizer is filled with nudity (including erstwhile Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway's breasts), sex, and sex talk. There's also a fair bit of drinking (sometimes to excess), heavy swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and many references to prescription drugs -- though the main characters are rarely seen taking them. And it's not all laughs: There's a serious subplot about Parkinson's disease. Ultimately, though, the movie has a good heart, and the characters do learn to become better people.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 24, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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