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.

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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."

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Ray Godshall Sr.
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as Dr. Stan Knight
Josh Gad
as Josh Randall
Gabriel Macht
as Trey Hannigan
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Constance Brenneman
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Brian Hutchison
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Dana Dancho
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Lisa Ann Goldsmith
as Nurse Janice
Rick Applegate
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Ray Godshall Jr.
as Friendly Senior
Jean Zarzour
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Harry O'Toole
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All Critics (161) | Top Critics (40)

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

January 4, 2011 | Full Review…

Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the ambition it shares with its cocky hero.

December 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation.

December 17, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4

A slick weepie made by smart guys who want you to know they're better than the schlockmeisters.

December 3, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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.

November 30, 2010 | Full Review…

This movie is best treated like dim sum. Wait out the bad portions until a tastier dish is served. Let Hathaway be your guide.

November 24, 2010 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Love and Other Drugs


I disagree with the common feeling that this movie doesn't exactly know what story it wants to tell; in fact, it is a decent romantic comedy that balances well its different plot elements, with a great chemistry between the leads and a very hot Jake Gyllenhaal almost naked in several scenes.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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
Christian C

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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
Dean King

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