In Theaters This Week: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs opens in theaters this Wednesday November 24th.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Free-spirited Maggie (Anne Hathaway), who has Stage 1 Parkinson’s disease, meets Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), a charming ladies man in pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie immediately become intoxicated by one drug: love. The movie is based on Jamie Reidy’s memoir “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman.”

Besides Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, the cast also includes Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria. Love and Other Drugs is directed by Edward Zwick and co-written by Edward Zwick and Charles Randolph.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics.

“Yet despite its dramatic pretenses and far racier sex scenes than the typical studio romance, the movie is as predictable and ultimately as sappy as any other run-of-the-mill Hollywood love story.” (David Germain, AP Movie Writer)

“Edward Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs,” an offbeat romantic drama set in the world of pharmaceutical sales, plays at times like a patient who has gone off his meds… In the end, this is a smart movie that could have been smarter. The script feels like it was a draft or so away from total clarity and focus. But the energy of the cast and a dive into an unfamiliar world make the movie rather addictive.” (Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter)

Check out the Love and Other Drugs trailer below.

Love & Other Drugs is rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug content.
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