The side effects of romantic comedies

Slightly off topic but fun: Globe movie reviewer Ty Burr uses a drug insert format —  including a list of side effects — to write about the film ”Love and other Drugs.” (FYI, he gives it two and a half stars.)

WARNING: Prolonged exposure to “Love & Other Drugs,’’ a romantic comedy-drama about the ups and downs of high-powered pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal), may result in the following side effects: Overwhelming sensations of slickness, loss of taste and other critical faculties, waxy plot buildup, severe supporting-character blockage, terminal-heroine syndrome, and impacted chick-flick cliches. Constipation and brain death may ensue.


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