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  • Summary: 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's and Jamie's evolving relationship takesMaggie 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's and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. (Fox Movies) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Dec 13, 2010
    88
    The result, bolstered by strong acting and an intriguing back story, is an unqualified success. Love and Other Drugs may be the most honest romance to grace the screens during all of 2010.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Dec 13, 2010
    70
    It honestly shouldn't work at all, yet somehow on the strength of good humor and sex appeal ends up being one of the most enjoyable mainstream films of the season.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Dec 13, 2010
    67
    They could have made a harder-hitting, more realistic film, but then no one would have gone to see it.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Dec 13, 2010
    60
    Zwick can't seem to decide what the movie is - a refreshingly frank comedy about sex and commitment, or a more-serious look at illness and its effect on relationships.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Dec 13, 2010
    60
    The film definitely gets it up, but has some commitment issues.
  6. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Dec 13, 2010
    50
    You can't fault the theme that life's darkest moments brighten when two people need each other, but there's no drug strong enough to get me through another movie like Love and Other Drugs.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Dec 13, 2010
    20
    Buried somewhere in Zwick's film might be a topical modern romance, maybe even a health care satire, but you'd need to dig past layers of creative desperation to find it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    10
    Love and Other Drugs is simply great. It is not definitely movie of the year, but it is also not the worst movie. I really like Jake and Anne,Love and Other Drugs is simply great. It is not definitely movie of the year, but it is also not the worst movie. I really like Jake and Anne, and they did a great job with this movie, but it has too mush sex scenes, it would be much better that not have it at every 10 minutes. Still, some of you say that this movie is bad, some that is great, for me it is not bad at all, but it could be much better. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2010
    9
    This movie was great. The more I think about it in retrospect, the more I appreciate the portrayal of the intimacy expressed in this film. TheThis movie was great. The more I think about it in retrospect, the more I appreciate the portrayal of the intimacy expressed in this film. The nudity was well-done, and not gratuitous in the least. Jake and Anne did a great job becoming "real people" and not just characters. See this movie and enjoy the beauty of a real relationship. Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    Funny, twisty, light movie. "Gay man is a girl's best friend" really made itself useful here - giving the movie the depth and edge itFunny, twisty, light movie. "Gay man is a girl's best friend" really made itself useful here - giving the movie the depth and edge it deserves. Great characters, good acting, and witty script. And did I mention Orlando Bloom really nailed his role, looking absolutely lovely with accent and all? Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    6
    This is not one of the all-time greats but, I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys and appreciates the growth and development of greatThis is not one of the all-time greats but, I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys and appreciates the growth and development of great talent. With your two stars you have two great actors as they are just starting to reach their prime. For this reason alone, this move is worth making time to watch.

    The story was weak. Much of it was filled with distractions and poorly developed ideas. It could not decide on whether it was a love story, an indictment of "big-pharm", a comedy, a drama, or a pseudo-documentary of what it is like to love someone who is terminally ill. Regardless, worth seeing for the acting performances of its stars.
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  5. Mar 12, 2011
    5
    "The leads and chemistry are good , Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway prove to be a good match , but with the over - obsessed dialouge and the"The leads and chemistry are good , Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway prove to be a good match , but with the over - obsessed dialouge and the real depressing back story. I really could not find any enjoyment out of this film , other than some minor laughs , its long run time makes it worse , but its ok as a date movie" .. B- Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2011
    4
    It has lots of things that could have been great. With an interesting story and remarkable Viagra-Parkinson's backdrop, "Love and Other Drugs"It has lots of things that could have been great. With an interesting story and remarkable Viagra-Parkinson's backdrop, "Love and Other Drugs" could have been a great film. However, the romantic comedy aspect of it came in the way. I just cannot emphasise how much the predictable "romantic comedy" aspect of the film, ends up ultimately hurting the film. With a cliched story, predictable dialogues, and horrible horrible soundtrack (every time Gyllenhaal and Hathaway have a "romantic" moment, the same annoying song starts - oh.my.god. someone kill the composer/director). It is, as many have pointed out, refreshingly sexual and liberated in many ways, which is positive for Hollywood films, and its Parkinson's aspect is done tastefully. That much I can give it. However, overall, the film does not quite live up to its potential, being ultimately sunk by the heavy baggage that a romantic comedy has to carry with it. 4/10 Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2011
    0
    This movie is simply embarrassing to watch, and must be the low point in both Gyllenhaal's and Hathaway's careers. Hard to understand why theyThis movie is simply embarrassing to watch, and must be the low point in both Gyllenhaal's and Hathaway's careers. Hard to understand why they would agree to act out this utter nonsense... Expand

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