Quite well done I thought. Loved seeing Anne Hathaway's body & thought she & Jake acted well. As did the guy playing the older salesman. The brother's role was overdone I thought. Overall much better than I expected.
Not all that good; predictable and flat. Storyline was almost a try too hard and this is what we've ended up with.
3/4 of this movie one wondered where it was going and only the last 1/4 gave you a more in depth idea of what it was about. Well acted by Jake and Anne but maybe a bit wasted on this.
An unusual twist on the rom-com genre: the guy is a Viagra salesman when the drug first goes on the market. To say more would be a spoiler.
I went into this under the impression it was a straight up comedy and while it does have some funny moments it is definitely not what I was expecting. love & other drugs has two unlikely leading characters in that neither of them are your standard archetype that many expect from a film that circles around the subject of love. Both characters come off as confident and full of themselves. The joy here is getting to know the insecurities beneath the facade and watching them learn more about themselves along with the viewer. Certainly worth a watch if only to see love told a little differently.
Boring, went too long, had some funny moments
I really liked these actors, but the characters they play in this film were very unlikeable. I have no objections to watching stories about flawed characters, but the appalling unethical behaviour of Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is frustratingly portrayed as light charming comic relief. This made the film for me very unsatisfying. The "supposed" social commentary about the ethics of pharmaceutical companies and social impacts resulting from the lack of universal health care in the States was very poorly done... but it least it was done to some degree. Health care and lack of it is such an important political issue in the States, it has enormous welfare and productivity implications but it very, very rarely rates a passing mention in American film? However badly done, tackling what appears to be a taboo subject is the only nice thing I can say about this film.
Good flick. Both Hathaway and Gyllenhal did a great job even though their characters weren't particularly likeable. Wasn't exactly as we expected - in a good way.
Really liked this movie. Good actors and the story was good.
I came into this with a mind set that it was a funny film - which it is in places - beautiful story, made me cry - very heart warming - shows love can conquer all. My hubby enjoyed it too (Anne Hathaway in the nude was probably more his thing though : ) Well worth watching.
Got better as the movie went on. Not awesome but still worth watching.
Good movie, watched it with the Mrs.
Boring, not much else I can say!
LOVED this - great storyline and great acting by Jake and Anne - get the tissues ready..
Story line wasn't what I expected but it was a really enjoyable film, definitely one for the girls..
A few funny bits. Mostly a waste of viewing time.
This was wonderful - enough emotion and "lurve" for a female, but not overplayed, and enough funny bits for the male side of the watching team - well, for both of us actually. Hathaway and Gyllenhaal perfect. We really loved this.
Shoot me!!! Worst.. Movie.. Ever!!!
I thought this movie was terrible, did not watch it right through. The story line was pathetic and all it seemed to involve was sex, nothing much more.
Its such a shame that the lovely Anne Hathaway felt the need to break away from her sweet, demure romantic lead mould. Way too much gratutious nudity and a trite storyline. Very dissapointing. Give me Becoming Jane, The devil wears Prada and Get smart anyday.
Predictable storyline and I enjoyed it but my husband hated it......definitely a chick flick.
Just goes to show what having a leading pair of actors with chemistry can do for a movie. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway make the film sparkle more than it otherwise would have, and actually make you care, which in movies of this ilk is a really rare phenomena.
Awful movie.... so boring and predictable.
Enjoyed the storyline and both lead actors did a great job. Very entertaining movie that I would highly recommend to others.
Not too bad for an almost rom-com. Slightly more gritty than the movies of the genre typically are... Could have been a powerful drama, but this film was trying hard to appeal to a too-broad audience.
This movie was different to what I'd expected. I thought it was about people getting drunk, taking drugs and having sex with different people. Thankfully this was not the case. A good story line with things happening that you don't expect. Open's the eyes to Parkinson's disease and the affects on people's lives. Good drama movie.
Funny, sad, great story, really enjoyed it!
My partner and I both LOVED IT, nothing more to say :)
Loved this., I ended up watching this with 2 blokes and they where laughing there heads off. Really great fun
Beautiful love story about a sales rep who falls in love with a girl with Parkinson's. Provides great insight into how people cope with the disease and also shows a bit about the origin of Viagara . Great chick flick for the guys with lots of nudity and a few sex scenes showing a topless Anne Hathaway.
I didnt mind this movie, it was watchable and not a bad storyline, but the amount of nude love scenes was way over the top and it would have been a better movie without so much nudity.
Anne Hathaway talks way too much in it, that I didnt mind if I made a coffe and missed part of whatever she was saying as she had way too much dialogue
nice movie to watch and not have to think about good actors
very engaging and thought provoking
Very funny and thought provoking at the samer time.
Quite funny, Maggie was played really well as so was Jamie, I haven't really heard much of Jake Gyllenhaal but Anne Hathaway I have and yes well played. Well worth the watch especially for those romantic type people.
Good movie with some great acting. Kept me interested throughout and enjoyed the story. A great chick flick, but guys will enjoy also
Excellent movie for perverts who like to see Anne Hathaway naked from many different angles for no apparent reason. Storyline - was there one? Boring event on fast forward although it did make the sex scenes good to watch.
Worth watching....but....don't expect too much.
An hour & a half of my life I'll never get back. Would not recommend this movie. I'd expect to see Jake in a movie like this, but Anne did not suit the role.
stupid, cliched, boring..commercial at every step of it..shouldnt have taken this chance..such a waste..seems like those hours were lost into oblivion
Really good, worth watching
Enjoyed this although not the best movie I've ever seen!! Good to see Anne in a more challenging/serious role and Jake's turn-around from playboy to serious boyfriend!! Can recommend.
I love both of these actors but this is perhaps the worst movie ever made. And I am not some sort of movie "snob." I love a good rom com. This is NOT it. How do you give this zero stars?
Wonderful performances by both the leads and the supporting cast. Nice to see Anne Hathaway stepping away from the roles she normally plays and portraying something dark and serious for a change. I think the negative reactions to her acting are more to do with the script - which had some weak points - than the performance - which was excellent.
I found this movie slow to begin with but it had a beautiful story in the end and I really loved it. Beautiful performance by Anne and Jake.
I enjoyed this film, but my husband didn't so maybe more for the girls than the boys.
Really like this movie better than expected... very good ending.
a bit boring not a very interesting story line apart from a guy having sex and selling viagra
really liked this movie its about a guy falling in love and a girl who doesnt think she deserves it very nice
Really enjoyed this, good life lessons here but also funny, light hearted and interesting. A feel good movie
I have a lot in common with the girl.
Eye candy here for both men and women...above average film with 2 dynamic actors.
I'm not a big fan of Ann Hathaway and am rather used to her being in flakey roles. This movie couldn't seem to decide what it was. Started out a romantic comedy and went in a downward, negative heavy spiral. Jake G shone, but I felt awkward watching Ann tackle this deeper role.
Very funny, really enjoyed the movie, light hearted but very true to life, hightly recommend
quite shocked at ann.....never seen her in a role like this. i enjoyed this movie...and my husband loved it....but he has a 'thing' for ann!!!
Really enjoyed movie am a great fan of Anne Hathaway and she played her part well... Not a movie you want to watch with children around as there is alot of sex scene's throughout the movie...
For a movie I have heard was bad. I really enjoyed this movie.
This movie was so much more than I had expected. Funny. Sweet. Romantic. Honest. Great performances from both Gyllenhaal and Hathaway. Plenty of nudity!
There was so much more to this movie than I thought there was going to be, a love story between a beautiful young girl trying to come to terms with having Parkinsons Desease and a competetive drug company rep trying to live up to his family's expectations. A movie about accepting lifes challenges and opportunities and 'growing up'.
Thought there was too much nudity that distracted from the good storyline and was there only for shock value and cheapened an otherwise, very good evenings viewing.
Surprising good. Not sure about all the drug company ad placement and it's significance.
Sweet love story, entertaining and with some sad bits to hit you back to reality. Although it did have a love story at essence it kept a few laughs and smiles on my face. Enjoyed it.
Thought this would just be a nice feel good movie but pleasantly surprised by the depth and layers to this movie, well acted.
This was a disappointing movie. I had wanted to see it in the cinemas because the previews looked funny, but missed out so decided to get the DVD. The plot was unbelievable and the acting was suprisingly ordinary.
At heart, a touching love story. Pity then that it is surrounded by a lot of nonsense and unlikeable and shallow characters, which keeps destroying the mood and makes for a mediocre movie at best.
I thought this movie was very slow - i gave it 3 stars as I do like both the actors - a bit disappointing, i was expecting more :(
Sales through deception with doctors that are corrupt... give me a more realistic storyline please.
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal). A huge fan of Ann Hathaways. She doesnt let me down
Great movie. Perhaps a little slow to get going, but Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway are magic together! Highly recommended.
Ok movie was very surprised there was quite a few nudity scenes.
Ups and downs, will pull at the heart strings a bit. great acting.
Found the movie very enjoyable, excellent acting.
Enjoyed this film but it could have delved into the parkinsons aspect much more to give the story much more depth and emotion. Good rom-com.
bit disappointed with it. lots of flesh and serious subtext didn't seem like a good match. it's just O.K.
I loved this movie. Whilst it is pitched as a comedy, and it is very funny in parts, it is so much more. It is sensitive, touching and endearing. The two young characters face the reality of what a disese like Parkinson's will mean for their future whilst trying to live in the now. The script and characters like the male characters young brother provides some much needed comic relief so it is not a heavy movie to watch although the subject matter is very serious. I highly recommend it.
This was a good movie i enjoyed watching it.
Yeah, it was okay. Better than your average rom com. Some interesting ideas about drug companies and living with medical conditions were touched upon but not in a particularly deep way. Set in 1996 so it could link with the release of Viagra but no real effort was made to make it look like 1996 (perhaps it's just too recent for anyone to care). Bothered me, though! No one was wearing Wayfarers in the mid-90s, least of all a hotshot drug rep with tickets on himself. He should have been wearing awful neon wrap-arounds with mirror lenses, but I guess that would have spoiled his pretty face. And Praise You did not come out till the late 90s, thank you very much. These are just two of many examples.
Not what I expected as it is a rom-com with a difference...there were laugh out loud moments and very poignant moments making it good entertainment with great music to accompany it!
The acting is flawless and the story was interesting. I loved the soundtrack the most there are a lot of great nineties hits in this movie which help to set the time frame. Jake and Anne are both pretty nice to look at too so there is plenty of eye candy.
excellent movie, great acting !!
AWESOME! Anne Jake have fantastic chemistry left over from Brokeback Mountain; and they seem to really like each other.
Was a great insight into those living with Parkinson's Anne deserves credit for her portrayal.
Was laugh out loud moments; and teary moments too.
Bit of a girly movie, but a must-see!
Interesting insight on living with Parkinsons and not only how affects the person with the disease but the people around them. Enjoyed this but it is your typical rom com.