Romance takes a pharmaceutical salesman (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a free-spirited woman (Anne Hathaway) by surprise.
" Love and Other Drugs is successful in small doses, but the full regimen needed more testing. "
" Jake Gyllenhaal is great in Love & Other Drugs. So is Anne Hathaway. Too bad the movie's a mess. "
" Too often the moral of this story seems to be "Love means never having to say you." "
" A polished romantic dramedy that won't change your life but might make you a little happier for a couple of hours. "
" as many weak spots, but what it delivers at its core is as indelible as (and a lot more explicit than) the work of such legendary teams as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. "
" While Hathaway and Gyllenhaal have good chemistry, and director Edward Zwick moves the narrative along nicely, the film is too self-satisfied to be genuinely touching. "
" Love becomes, for two people, the great challenge and the great educator, and at every step of this beautiful film, we believe it. "
" Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry. "
" Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the ambition it shares with its cocky hero. "
" Altogether, not a bad trip. "
" Unfortunately the effects of the movie, therapeutic and intoxicating though they are, wear off before it is over. "
" Love and Other Drugs doesn't quite avoid the pitfalls of its genre, but at least the movie has the decency to make you laugh on its way to a foregone conclusion. Also, did I mention the sex? "
" Zwick's Once and Again and thirtysomething portrayed emotion more honestly than many TV shows of their time. But in Love and Other Drugs, he unevenly weds the satirical and the sentimental. "
" A slick weepie made by smart guys who want you to know they're better than the schlockmeisters. "
" One or two provocative bits emerge from the incoherence. "
" But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation. "
" "Love and Other Drugs" is a sprawling, ambitious romantic comedy drama for grown-ups. "
" 100 minutes of bitterness and raunch followed by a few minutes of honeyed niceness is a formula for self-negation. "
" What you're chiefly left with at the end -- despite two fine performances -- is a mild case of emotional whiplash no magic pill is going to cure. "
" This movie is best treated like dim sum. Wait out the bad portions until a tastier dish is served. Let Hathaway be your guide. "
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