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Love and Other Drugs
  • Love and Other Drugs

Jake Gyllenhaal is a slimy sales representative for Pfizer and Anne Hathaway is a self-employed artist with early-onset Parkinson's in Love and Other Drugs, a romantic comedy based on Jamie Reidy's 2005 memoir Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. Jake Whitney weighs in on the movie in this week's long review.

We also have new reviews of Burlesque, this year's holiday razzmatazz musical, starring Cher and Christine Aguilera; Doghouse, a UK horror comedy about a handful of guys being stalked by zombie women; Faster, a new action flick starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob "The Guy Who's Never Topped Sling Blade" Thornton; Made in Dagenham, a British period piece starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) as the woman who led her female coworkers in a strike for equal pay against the Ford Motor Company; 7 Days in Slow Motion, about an Indian tyke who fancies himself a Bollywood director; Sing! The Music of Sesame Street, which collects musical moments from the long-running children's show; Stigmata, a Spanish drama about a man who wakes up one morning with a real problem on his hands; Sundance Institute 2010 Shorts Program, which collects nine shorts from this year's Sundance Film Festival; Tangled, a Disney animation that updates the tale of Rapunzel; and Three Days With the Family, about a Catalan clan reuniting after their stern patriarch kicks the bucket.

Best bets for repertory: Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; D.W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919), Sunday night at Doc Films; Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Wednesday at Doc; Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1959), Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972), Saturday and Sunday at Music Box; the full-length cut of Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980), Monday at Doc; and Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1947), Wednesday night at Pritzker Park.

The usual cornucopia of trailers follows.