Love and Other Drugs (R)


Slick anti-hero protagonist Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a sex-addicted stud who hawks drugs for Pfizer. On a sale, he meets and eventually dates the commitment-phobic, Parkinson’s-disease-suffering patient Maggie (Anne Hathaway). Love & Other Drugs wants to lampoon corporate and medical corruption, but it does it all wrong. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway look too perfect naked together to be anything other than art.

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