If you were expecting the movie “Love and Other Drugs” to be a hard-hitting expose of pharmaceutical sales tactics as was the book it’s loosely based on — ie, “Hard Sell,” by Jamie Reidy (see review here; use code ‘JAMIE’ to get it FREE! — then you are in for a surprise. The trailer (see below) exposes that this is just another “love story” that happens to feature pharmaceutical sales reps and their shenanigans.
“[Anne] Hathaway portrays Maggie, 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 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.”
The “ultimate drug” may be “love,” but the movie seems to focus on how great a drug Viagra is!