Love & Other Drugs (2010)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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In 1990s Pittsburgh, a medicine peddler starts a relationship with a young woman suffering from Parkinson's disease.


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  • Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal in Love & Other Drugs (2010)
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9 December 2010 | hyprsleepy
Expected what I saw in the trailer and got more
Despite what some may say, Love and Other Drugs wasn't like other romantic comedies I've seen except in the most general of senses, in that it was a romantic comedy. I hadn't seen one set in the environment of pharmaceutical sales or with a main character who had Parkinsons disease, a setting which is very interesting as there are a lot of things wrong with health care and the system today. It gives one something to chew on while watching the rest of the movie.

There's a lot to like about the relationship between Jamie and Maggie. They have a raw intensity and passion for each other that was a bit much for some viewers, but in my opinion it was there to show how connected they were both physically and mentally. I thought their banter and teasing nature was cute. Nobody got wounded or sulked when teased but just laughed and teased back. The initial attraction between them started as an understanding of each other's loneliness and vulnerability that allowed them to feel like someone else finally got them after easily charming others with nothing more than a fascade. Their relationship had passion, love, and a roller-coaster of emotions.

There was a scene midway through the movie where Maggie tells Jamie that even though she may have many other moments like the ones that she shared with him that it will never be as special or mean as much to her and my heart wanted to swell because I knew exactly what she meant and what it is like to love someone that much.

As they grew together, both characters changed and let go of their issues with commitment and love. They tore down the walls they'd built to protect themselves and just let themselves fall. It was beautiful to me and I really enjoyed Love & Other Drugs.

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When asked about the nude scenes she performed in this movie, Anne Hathaway basically said that after awhile you may as well stop being shy and stay naked between takes or it will slow down production. "There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes off in front of strangers. I mean, I don't go to the beach in a bikini for a reason. So I thought, 'OK, I'm going to be in control. I'm going to do everything properly, disrobe at the last minute, and in between shots get the clothes back on.' But then I found that every time I put my robe back on, it rubbed all the body make-up off, and that added 20 minutes to filming. As with all things in life, the second you stop making it about you and you make it about everyone else, it just got, dare I say, fun."


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Jamie Randall: Hey, Lisa.
Bruce Winston: Her name's not Lisa.
Jamie Randall: I know. I know. But, if everytime I say "Hey, Lisa", then eventually she'll come up to me and she'll be like, you know, "My name's not Lisa it's... Jennifer"... whatever, and I'll do a big apology and I'll say, "I ...
Bruce Winston: ...


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When Jaime and Maggie are eating cereal on the couch and Jaime is telling her the story about his report card, he is eating out of a box of "corn flakes", but he is eating cheerios out of his hand. Likewise, Maggie is eating cheerios out of her bowl.


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Standing In The Doorway
Written and Performed by
Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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