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LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

Year: 2010
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht, Judy Greer, George Segal, Jill Clayburgh, Kate Jennings Grant, Katheryn Winnick, Kimberly Scott, Peter Friedman, Nikki Deloach, Natalie Gold, Megan Ferguson, Michael Benjamin Washington, Bingo O’Malley, Dorothy Silver, Lucy Roucis, Joan Augustin, Michael Chernus, Kate Easton, Jaimie Alexander
Director: Edward Zwick
Country: USA
USA & UK: 112 mins
USA Rated: R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex, sex references and language
USA Release Date: 24 November 2010
UK Release Date: 29 December 2010

Synopsis

In the emotional comedy LOVE & OTHER DRUGS, Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anything, including a formidable personal challenge, tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie Randall, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with women 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. Most relationships proceed from love to sex. This one goes the opposite direction and thus makes an unexpected film from an unconventional love story.

The film’s pairing of Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway sees both actors at the top of their game, taking unexpected risks in bringing their richly delineated characters to life. Gyllenhaal’s Jamie is a charismatic underachiever who’s finally found his niche, as a rep for a drug called Viagra that has just hit the market, launching a thousand jokes as it becomes a pharmaceutical " and cultural " phenomenon. Anne Hathaway is Maggie, a beautiful and talented artist.

Edward Zwick directs, produces and co-wrote the screenplay for this unconventional and realistic romance that explores the nature of love and sex, how sex/lust evolves into love, and the ways people try and figure it all out.










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