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When It Comes to R-Rated Movies, Does Sex Still Sell?

Posted on 01 December 2010 by Christian

It’s no surprise that people in the movies are so dour and anxious these days: They aren’t getting any. A little over a decade ago, sex was still commonplace in cinema, and movies like

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Love and Other Drugs: Review

Posted on 24 November 2010 by mpena

Love And Other Drugs is about a pharmaceutical rep/cocksman played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who reps Viagra back during the great boner boom of the late 1990′s. He falls for an eccentric artist/nymphomaniac with Parkinson’s disease, played by the often naked Anne Hathaway. The film itself feels a lot like an erection that has gone on too long. After about 113 minutes it becomes painful and pretty much all you can do it sit and wait for it to go away. It’s not all bad. There is a very “R” rated romantic comedy going on here and for the most part it fairly entertaining. But the film dances around plots turns that you see coming a mile away. It won’t just get to the point. I’m not spoiling anything by telling you that the two lovers somehow make it work in the end. We knew that was going to happen. Don’t believe me? Just ask the trailer…

OK…so you get it, right? That’s pretty much all the major beats in two and a half minutes. Imagine that trailer stretched out to about two hours with some fairly graphic sex scenes and lots Anne Hathaway naked mixed in and BAM you’ve got yourselves a Thanksgiving

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