Film of the Week: Love and Other Drugs

Release date: 29 December 2010

Running time: 112 mins

Certificate: 15

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Katheryn Winnick, Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt

Jamie (Gyllenhall) is a pharmaceutical salesman with a gift for selling the new drug Viagra - and an equal talent for selling himself to attractive young women.

His considerable charms are useless, however, when he is confronted with the beautiful Maggie (Hathaway), a fascinating and alluring free spirit who won't let anything or anyone tie her down.

They are both surprised by their growing feelings, but Maggie has a secret that will test their newfound love to its very limits. Director Edward Zwick, whose credits include Legends of the Fall and The Last Samurai, has crafted one of the romances of the year, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always captivating.

You should see it because: Gyllenhall and Hathaway have amazing on-screen chemistry.

See it if you liked: The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Eat Pray Love (2010), Valentine's Day (2010)

 

 

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