Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabriel Macht, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria
Director: Edward Zwick
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rated: MA
Running Time: 112 minutes

Synopsis: Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies 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.

Release Date: 16th of December, 2010
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Love and Other Drugs is addictive...

Not only does Love and Other Drugs show that love arrives when you least expect it, it is an aspirational and heartfelt romance mixed with powerful yet, sensitive human drama.

Love and Other Drugs isn't your typical boy meets girl and they fall in love film; this movie blends smart, sexy and sophisticated humour to provide audiences with a fresh take on romance, romance so unique it will have everyone talking, this summer.

Set in 1998 when Viagra was first sold in America and filmed in Pittsburg, Love and Other Drugs is a truly fantastic and emotionally engaging film that will have audiences laughing, smiling and crying.

Jamie Randall (gorgeous Jake Gyllenhaal) is the man all the ladies love, he is your typical good looking, charming and smooth-talking gentleman who has the envious luck or more importantly, skill of being with any lady he chooses! Jamie begins succeeding in his competitive job in pharmaceutical sales when he meets free-spirited Maggie Murdoch (Anne Hathaway) who also doesn't want to be locked into a relationship. Maggie seems to be unaffected by Jamie's charm and they begin a no-strings physical relationship. The couple is thoroughly surprised when their relationship evolves into something seriously special and they realise that they are experiencing the ultimate drug: love.

The film is strongly driven by the characters of Maggie Murdoch and Jamie Randall who showcase the transformative control of meeting someone special and the realisation of the unexpected possibility of true love.

Anne Hathaway has come a long way from her breakthrough performance in the successful The Devil Wears Prada, Love and Other Drugs will be a career-shaping performance for sensitive Hathaway as she proves herself by portraying the difficult character of Maggie Murdoch, who suffers from Parkinson's disease.

Whilst, charmingly handsome Jake Gyllenhaal has portrayed a variety of different characters over the course of his acting career, Love and Other Drugs is the movie that will prove his talent. Jake Gyllenhaal as Jamie Randall showcases his ability to play a completely unique and fresh character.

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal prove they are comfortable in their own skin with many sex-scenes. This couple has an amazing on-screen connection, they surely are one of the hottest film couples we've seen on the screen, in the past couple of years.

Saucy Love and Other Drugs is sure to become the most talked about film amongst female friends as women debate over which of them have been able to tame the 'ladies man' and which parts of the movie they laughed, cried and smiled. The sexually-charged humour and sophistication of Love and Other Drugs means the film is perfect to enjoy with your partner or as a night out with the girls.

Inspired by Love and Other Drugs I challenge you to come up with four good things about yourself.

Love and Other Drugs
In Cinemas 16th of December, 2010

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10 Reasons You Can't Commit

In the sexy new film Love and Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie is stunned when he encounters Maggie, who has just as big commitment issues as he does. He's not used to seeing this quality in any woman he's been with (and he's been with a lot of them.) Not only does Maggie see right through Jamie's sweet talk, she desperately wants nothing beyond just casual sex. She insists on it. She runs from the idea of anything more. And she has good reason. What's yours?

No Time. Have you seen what it takes now to keep a job? Competition can be fierce and putting in extra hours and energy at work is sometimes all you can do just to stay afloat. Add taking care of your apartment, your dry cleaning, or a pet and really, who has time for a significant other? Not to mention, when can you spare a minute to even go on a date let alone meet anyone outside of the office kitchen?

There's No One To Like. When you're successful standards can get higher and relationship possibilities seem fewer and farther between. Seems everyone you know is either coupled up or a complete a-hole. Besides, since you haven't settled yet, why settle now?

Can't Trust Anyone. If you've been cheated on or had more than one partner disappear on you, it can be more than difficult to get into a relationship again. Separating all those negative associations with someone new takes a real quality partner which means it'll likely also be short term because if you've been cheated on repeatedly you probably usually prefer someone who treats you like crap anyway, thus continuing the cycle of no one to trust.

Sturdy Walls. Who wants to be vulnerable? It takes energy, trust, and courage to invite someone in emotionally. The risk of letting them get to know the real you and then leaving can be terrifying. Most likely your walls keep you focused on enjoying other things in life like work, nights out, and not getting hurt.

Career Love. You've worked so hard to get where you are and you know how far you could go. Who wants a relationship to stand in the way? You've got time for that later. And let's be honest, a good job with some hotties to have drinks with after work could be all you need to fulfill the companionship part of a relationship. Now all you need is the sex.

Enjoying the Game. Being single is no longer the third wheel experience it used to be. Now, it can mean friends, freedom, and great dating stories to share at a dinner party that all the boring couples will latch on to so they can live vicariously. You're just having a good ol' sexy time.

Not Ready. Having adventures before getting married makes sense if you've seen your parents (and even some of your friends already) get divorced. Figuring out who you are and what you want is sometimes a solo deal. And if you're coming from a sheltered past you might be even more tempted to play the field and see what's out there.

Big Fat Secret. You have a secret and think no one would be able to handle it let alone love you for it. An STD? A dysfunctional family? Thousands in debt? All of the above?

PTDD: Post Traumatic Dating Disorder. Endure yet another break up? No thank you. Some women undergo one big broken heart that they never let recover. Some experience one disappointing dude after another and just get burnt out. Who can blame them? And if it's been a long time since either one of those, loneliness and hopelessness can set in. That's when it feels like a relationship is never going to happen anyway, so why not just get laid and take the possibility of disappointment out of the equation?

What If There's Something Better Out There? No one wants to miss out on something better. But is this concern a gut feeling you should trust telling you there is in fact that right-er person out there? Or is it delusional hope and ironically you might actually miss out on someone that you didn't know is the best you're gonna get?

This commitmentphobic role-reversal could be a sign of a previous manly trend now co-opted by women as they get more successful and prefer not to be tied down as well. Or it could be masking an inner-battle between the desire for success and a deep urge to find love. Still, no matter what the reason for steering clear of long-term commitment, the trick is when you're ready, to choose someone who has enough of a life they can let you feel cared for but free. Essentially, someone who is more inspiration than drag. Someone you want in your life for an extended period of time. You might be surprised and fall in love unexpectedly. Perhaps the person you least expected will become the person you need the most. Just ask Maggie.