I chanced upon this 2011 movie while exploring movies over Netflix that have Rachel McAdams in it (somehow, Rachel Boston appears as a ‘close match’). I was intrigued by the synopsis and since I enjoy watching romantic comedy genre, why not give it a go? The story is incredibly straightforward. A man (Noah Bean) and a woman (Rachel Boston) has a one-night-stand. In the following morning, the man is concerned that the woman may become pregnant and insists that she should take a morning after pill. At the pharmacy counter, the man discovers that one pill has to be taken immediately while another, 12 hours later. So, he has to find a way to hang out with the woman he barely knows for half a day making sure that she will take the pill. And she has no clue that there is a second pill to be taken. Meanwhile, the woman just comes out of a long relationship and the man actually has a live-in girlfriend to go home to.
I like The Pill because the film focuses on the drama and the dialog. There is plenty of acting involved while the rest like backdrop, effect, and soundtrack is kept to the minimal. It reminds of films like Before Sunrise whereby the actors keep on talking throughout the movie. Everything is stripped to basic excepts character development. Love it. It is a lighthearted sort of movie and is not as unbelievable as some of the bigger budget Hollywood romance comedy. It simply presents the possibility of falling in love.