Love and Other Drugs Synopsis
A pharmaceutical salesman begins a relationship with a woman who has Parkinson's disease.
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By James Berardinelli
The result, bolstered by strong acting and an intriguing back story, is an unqualified success. Love and Other Drugs may be the most honest...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As is appropriate in a well-crafted and meticulous movie, the acting is strong down the line.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
As potentially appealing as these two actors might be, there's just nowhere for this story to go.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's no adroitness, no grace in the handling of the pitching emotions - funny, sad, icky - that such a story presents.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If product proves especially difficult to swallow, take with a grain of salt and three or more alcoholic drinks, or wait until such time as...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Zwick's "Once and Again" and "Thirtysomething" portrayed emotion more honestly than many TV shows of their time. But in Love and Other...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
We never really forget we're watching two highly paid professionals create a cinematic placebo, strong enough to entertain without making a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An old-fashioned romance-and-sickness picture, a publicity-grabbing sex picture, an Apatow-lite horny-boys picture, and a liberal satire on...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are hotties with talent. And they maneuver through the daunting maze of shifting tones and intersecting...
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What a shame.

By keatsgirl
The shame comes in a story that could have had heart and been informative. But the decision to make it so blatantly pornographic took credence away. Watching both leads,towards the end,you could see...

Porn ruining an ok movie

Story wasn't really sure what it wanted to be. If there wasn't so much put into the nudity and sexual situations,raunch etc. , it could have been a touching,if predictable story....

Tasteless, Unclassy, far from the previews!

By KLPhair
Sadly enough i do movie reviews and other things and hate reviews that are usually negative. This is one of those rae occassions where yes, this movie was the complete opposite of the way it was...

They sneak the message in on you very well

By nichirensman
What can I say? I'm a man and I love Anne Hathaway and quite a few other beautiful and talented actresses in Holloywood. New movie? Anne Hathaway nude? Great, let's go! Well, I was in for a...

shake what cha mama gave ya

By Sydia311
Ive never seen Anne in this light in a movie. It was way too much nudity and the sluttish didn't mix well with the sorry ending....

Deeper than it looks

By VegasBluebird
First the obvious fact - the 2 leads spend a lot of time naked, and they are both quite appealing to look at, so that's certainly a plus. The story is as much about Parkinson's disease (and the...

Very graphic, but the most real love story I've seen in a while.

I actually really liked this movie, and I was wary about going to see it because of the reviews saying it was "raunchy". I thought it was done tastefully considering the storyline. HOWEVER the sex...

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By brooksienl
The previews for this movie made it seem like it would be funny, like a romantic comedy. However, this movie was sad and depressing. The only funny parts were the few you saw in the previews. The...


By Volleyballrox12
You may aswell have watched a porn when seeing this movie. Every ten minuets maybe? There was an uncomfortable sex scene, though the actors are goodlooking it got very annoying after a while....

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Rated R | For Strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sex, drugs, and disease clash in racy, uneven romcom.
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