Director: Edward Zwick
Release Date: November 2010
Part of a Series: No. Based on the non-fiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy
- Beautiful Women
- Prescription Drug Abuse
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Family Relationships
- Unconditional Love
- Parkinson’s Disease
Time Period: Late 1990s- Ohio
- Jamie Randall: played by Jake Gyllenhall is a charming womanizer with a soft side.
- Maggie Murdock: played by Anne Hathaway is a beautifully strong and independent woman battling Parkinson’s Disease.
Plot Summary: Jamie Randall lands his dream job as a pharmaceutical sales rep for Viagra. He is surrounded by beautiful women and luxury. After having a one night stand with Maggie who is battling Parkinson’s disease; he realizes that he is more caring and selfless than he thought possible.
Appeal: This movie combines drama with a lot of comedy, making light of serious situations and life struggles. This uplifting love story will give hope to viewers and appeal to those looking for something a little deeper than the typical romantic comedy. This movie gives viewers a look back at technology just ten years prior with the use of flip phones and beepers.
Brief quote: “You meet a thousand people, then you meet that one person and your life is changed”.
Prizes or Awards: Nominated for the Satellite Award given by the International Press Academy. -IMDB
- Sweet November (Similar themes of love and sickness)
- A lot like love (similar themes of true love starting off with a one night stand)
Reviewer’s Name: Lenore St. John
Form adapted from Saricks, Joyce G. and Nancy Brown. Readers= Advisory Service in the Public Library 2nd. Chicago: ALA, 1997.