Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie ReidyWhy so specific? Or does the director, Edward Zwick , simply want to evoke a bygone-but-not-too-distant era when a young person could have a lot of fun and make a lot of money without worrying too much about whatever it is young people nowadays worry about war, terrorism, recession, Facebook? The answer is, to some extent, both. We are introduced to Jamie Randall Jake Gyllenhaal , a fellow brimming with self-confidence and cheerful aggression but not quite sure what to do with himself besides sell stuff home electronics and then pharmaceuticals and sleep with a lot of women. Supply your own double entendre here.
Love And Other Drugs reviewed by Mark Kermode
Love and Other Drugs
No trivia or quizzes yet. I am anxiously waiting for the movie that is based in this book to come out. Terms and Conditions. I think he thought of himself as a comedian .
Oct 06, and they begin having casual sex, you have to observe that he is a capable filmmaker even in bad weather. Given that problem, romance. Two days later, after he waits the night before at the bus stop in his car. J!
In , Jamie Randall is fired from a Pittsburgh electronics store for having sex with his manager's girlfriend. His wealthy brother Josh announces at the dinner table at their parents' house that he has found Jamie a job as a pharmaceutical sales representative. After attending a Pfizer training program where he has sex with the instructor, Jamie goes to work for the company and tries to get doctors to prescribe Zoloft and Zithromax.
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The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Tuesday 4 January The review below of Love and Other Drugs — described as a film where "a womanising drug rep A Pfizer representative asks us to make clear that there was no such arrangement: "The company was not involved in the film's production in any way and we were not approached by the film's producers with regard to the use of our trademarks. Furthermore, in many countries, including the UK, such product placement of prescription-only medicines is not only a contravention of industry codes of practice, but also of the law, including the Medicines Advertising Regulations A subheading on the article also referred to one of the characters as "a Parkinson's victim", terminology at odds with the Guardian's style book. There's a cynical chill at the heart of this insidious corporate moviemercial for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, masquerading as a heart-wrenching romantic drama about a womanising drug rep, who falls, redemptively, for a woman with Parkinson's.
Without a qualm, he bamboozles his way into hospital wards and seduces receptionists. Pittsburgh doubled as Chicago for some scenes. Thank you for subscribing. Mar 16, Alicia rated it liked it. Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes!
He's a charmer, determined to sell his way out of Ohio and into the big Chicago market, and if that involves flirting with the receptionists in doctors' offices, it's a tough job but somebody's got to do it. The movie takes place at that point in the s when Viagra was tumescing in the marketplace, and Jamie is riding the success of his employer, Pfizer. He infiltrates hospitals, befriends doctors, pushes drugs and sabotages the best efforts of his aggressive rival Trey Hannigan Gabriel Macht , whose product Prozac is outselling Zoloft. Whether these products, or any of their products, works very well is not a concern of the salesmen. They sell.
Please re-enter. I always want to see more good books out there that explore what it's like to be in the early post-college career-building days as a young single man. One night, when he finds himself unable to be physically turned on. Great read This was a really good book can't wait til part 2comes out Fatima was wrong afterlife her sister did for her and I can't believe riot is not dead I'm glad liv and lex are still together.
Interesting jump from otyer person's POV as a drug rep doing everything to work as little as possible to the much more layered characters in the movie. The movie's most effective single scene occurs at a meeting of people with Parkinson's and their loved ones. She has something she wants to tell him. Average rating 3.It looks a lot of reviewers didn't like this book because the author is self-absorbed at times. His parents, played by George Segal and Jill Clayburgh in her last film appearan. Please upgrade your browser. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Most anr us are not this bad though - an entertaining read, especially for anyone connected to this industry. Feb 14, Deyth Banger rated it really liked it. I promise - not all pharma reps are this bad. I liked this book better than a lot of the reviewers I've seen.