Love and other drugs book review

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love and other drugs book review

Love and Other Drugs movie review () | Roger Ebert

Sign in. Watch now. After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Emma are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day. A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.
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Dir: Ed Zwick. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway. 15 cert, min. Let's get this out of the way, shall we? Love and Other Drugs.

A Young Viagra Salesman Sees Lust Turn Into Love

Sign in. A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in s Pittsburgh. 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 , whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Jamie dallies with the manager's wife and loses his job selling electronics.

In , Jamie Randall is fired from a Pittsburgh electronics store for having sex with his manager's girlfriend. His wealthy brother Josh announces at the dinner table at their parents' house that he has found Jamie a job as a pharmaceutical sales representative. After attending a Pfizer training program where he has sex with the instructor, Jamie goes to work for the company and tries to get doctors to prescribe Zoloft and Zithromax. He is rebuffed, much to the dismay of his regional manager, Bruce, who sees Jamie as his ticket to the "big leagues" of Chicago. Bruce says if Jamie can get Dr. Stan Knight to prescribe Zoloft instead of Prozac , other doctors will follow his lead. Jamie tries to get access to Knight by hitting on his female employees until, exasperated, Knight unethically permits him to observe him at work, during which time he accidentally sees a disrobing patient, Maggie Murdock, who suffers from early onset Parkinson's disease.

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The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Tuesday 4 January The review below of Love and Other Drugs — described as a film where "a womanising drug rep A Pfizer representative asks us to make clear that there was no such arrangement: "The company was not involved in the film's production in any way and we were not approached by the film's producers with regard to the use of our trademarks. Furthermore, in many countries, including the UK, such product placement of prescription-only medicines is not only a contravention of industry codes of practice, but also of the law, including the Medicines Advertising Regulations A subheading on the article also referred to one of the characters as "a Parkinson's victim", terminology at odds with the Guardian's style book. There's a cynical chill at the heart of this insidious corporate moviemercial for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, masquerading as a heart-wrenching romantic drama about a womanising drug rep, who falls, redemptively, for a woman with Parkinson's.

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  1. Yolande D. says:

    The review below of Love and Other Drugs – described as a film where "a victim", terminology at odds with the Guardian's style book.

  2. Daiana A. says:

    Love & Other Drugs is a American erotic romantic drama comedy film directed, produced and co-written by Edward Zwick, based on the non-fiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman . Love and Other Drugs received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 49%.

  3. Thibaut B. says:

    Love & Other Drugs - Wikipedia

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