Love & Other Drugs

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First off, less than a week after they host the Oscars, Anne Hathaway and James Franco see the release of their big respective movies from 2010 on DVD (Love & Other Drugs, 127 Hours). Coincidence? I think not!

Anyway, on to the review…

In Love & Other Drugs, a smooth-talking pharmaceutical rep (Jake Gyllenhaal) who can charm just about any woman, meets his match in a no-nonsense artist (Anne Hathaway) with Stage 1 Parkinson’s. They embark on a relationship that is primarily physical until they venture toward an area that neither wants to go: They start to develop feelings for each other.

ClearPlay In Action!

As far as sex and nudity go, Love & Other Drugs is off the scale. Throw in about 200 profanities and the movie clearly earns its R rating. ClearPlay edits multiple scenes of intercourse, impotence, auto-eroticism, frequent nudity, and lots of Viagra jokes, allowing the underlying sweetness of the plot to shine through: that of moving beyond sex to develop a caring and nurturing relationship. But because of the adult nature of the content, you’ll probably want to exclude the kids this time.

Is Love & Other Drugs just what the doctor ordered?…

Laughter may be the best medicine, but most of the humor in Love & Other Drugs is based on material cut by ClearPlay, and would not be funny to a ClearPlay audience anyway. Surprisingly, though, the movie has lots of heart, and Gyllenhaal and Hathaway make an appealing couple.

Brian Fuller— ClearPlay Prescription-Writer

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material.;112 min; Directed By Edward Zwick
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