Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures

Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht, Judy Greer, George Segal, Jill Clayburgh

Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a drug rep for a major drug company. It’s a dog eat dog world, and he has to compete every possible way. This includes glib talking and romancing the ladies, bringing gifts and bribes to the lady. On one of his calls he runs across a patient, Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway) who is very aloof and hard to get to know. She refuses to let anyone get close to her in any way. But Jamie gets under her skin, and she tries every way possible to chase him away. But she has a secret problem that she doesn’t want to share. She is ill, and not getting any better.

This is a touching story. It will definitely touch your heart. Why we love who we love is something no one understands, but Jamie does love her. But in a meeting of other patients and families, a man with a wife with the same problem advises him to go upstairs and pack everything and leave a nice note as it’s not going to ever get any better. This is a close look at the medical industry and the drug industry. It’s not a pretty picture, but that’s only part of the story. The romantic story between Jamie and Maggie is also very touching. It’s a nice romance with a strong message to tell. This is an R rated film, and it does earn it. I had a lot of bedroom scenes, but that doesn’t take away from the strength of the story. This story is set in 1996 when the drug Viagra was first introduced. A lot of the story is about the introduction of Viagara and the impact it had on the world.

I would recommend this film for anyone not offended by the nudity and sexy scenes here. If you can get past that, it’s a pretty good story. It is kind of difficult to know what to feel from time to time as it does switch quickly back and forth between the romantic story and the cutthroats of the medical industry, and the pain felt by the victims of the disease. Some people have called it “disjointed”. I can see this criticism, but I felt it was still a pretty decent story after all.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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