You can learn a lot about Love & Other Drugs from simply watching the trailer.
You can learn a lot about Love & Other Drugs from simply watching the trailer. There's sex. There's Viagra. There's crying. There's at least one very over-the-top sappy scene in which Jake Gyllenhaal's Jamie chases down Anne Hathaway's Maggie and professes his love for her. What you don't see is that while the preview does accurately reflect the themes of the film, it is also often very funny.
Jake Gyllenhaal puts his good looks to work as Jamie Randall, a med school dropout who isn't sure of anything besides his ADD and his ability to sweet talk ladies into bed. When he's fired from his job at an electronics store (for sleeping with the boss's girlfriend, no less), Jamie takes a job in Ohio as a pharmaceutical sales rep to please his overly bourgeois parents. He seems perfectly suited to a life of schmoozing doctors and peddling anti-depressants until he meets Maggie Murdoch (Anne Hathaway), a no-nonsense Parkinson's patient who doesn't fall for Jamie's cheesy courtship rituals. One coffee date later, and Maggie and Jamie have agreed to a no-frills, strictly sexual relationship, since neither one is interested in being tied down.
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