Love and Other Drugs Reviews
11.24.10 by reelz
Lots of positive early buzz for this A-list rom-com — including some Best Actress talk for Anne Hathaway — but it looks generally "meh."
"Finally, after years of suffering through Hollywood's predictable pap, sentimental mush, boring bromances and mean girl clichés, comes a love story that is actually worth falling for..."
— Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"(This) super-slick romantic comedy ... is snappy, saucy and, like any overzealous product-pusher, rather too eager to please."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"The movie trades on the kind of antique, sweethearts-in-a-clinch imagery suitable for stories of lovers bravely facing adversity. But what's likely to linger in your memory after this romance-and-illness-and-sex-and-drug-company drama is the crude stuff, rather than the tender."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...fizzles out rather than sending you home with the best kind of love-story lift..."
— Jesse Hassenger, filmcritic.com
"...a sometimes intoxicating, sometimes headache-inducing cocktail: a sweet, libidinous love story; a candid comedy of bedroom and workplace manners; and, most bravely, if also most jarringly, a medical melodrama involving a chronic and very serious disease."
— A. O. Scott, New York Times