Maggie (Ann Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cut-throat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship in the film Love & Other Drugs takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.
This is the first comedy drama from director Ed Zwick since The Morning After, but he is on fine form with this refreshing look at romance and all its nuances, not least of which is the main female character’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
There is a seriously impressive supporting cast which includes Oliver Platt, George Segal and the recently deceased Jill Clayburgh.