Conclusion: 'Love & Other Drugs' is like a lot of real-life relationships - fraught with conflict, bickering, and misunderstandings, and punctuated by episodes of passionate sex - but familiarity often breeds contempt, and this choppy, unsatisfying romantic comedy-drama never lives up to its potential.
Conclusion: Jake Gyllenhaal is the King of Charm and he has found his Queen in Anne Hathaway. In one of the special features Hathaway explains that “love is hard, and it’s work, and it’s scary and it’s totally worth it.
Excerpt: For all of the work Love and Other Drugs puts into its key relationship, it completely blows it in the end. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are tremendous together, and then this script forces Gyllenhaal to drive halfway cross country to reunite with the girl of his dreams for no reason other than...
Excerpt: Given how consistently misleading the ads for Love and Other Drugs have been, it's hard to know what's fair to reveal about the plot. Does anyone even know that it's a movie set in the 90s? Or that it combines comedy and drama in a heady, frequently effective way?
Excerpt: A Stanley Kramer for our times, director Edward Zwick has spent much of his career raising social consciousness—about war ( Glory , Courage Under Fire , Defiance ), terrorism ( The Siege ), and human exploitation ( Blood Diamond )—while lowering pulses.