From the director of The Ocean’s Trilogy, here is another exceptional movie: Side Effects. The movie features actors like Channing Tatum (of Step up Fame), Rooney Mara (the girl who starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law.



Martin (Channing) comes back to his wife Emily (Rooney), after four years in prison. He had been arrested for insider trading, and when he reconnects with his wife, she is suffering from depression.

Jonathan (Jude) is helping Emily with the depression, and she has previously been under the watch of a psychiatrist called Victoria (Catherine). Martin, on the other hand, is trying to make amends and turn over a new chapter in his life.

Emily is not able to handle her condition, to which effect a new drug is prescribed. The drug is known as Ablixa and is aimed at remedying the situation, but has serious side effects, and everything goes haywire.



The director has done a remarkable job in casting the characters, and the story is full of life. Rooney Mara plays her role in an amazing manner. The outstanding performance by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara makes the film a gripping thriller. Kathleen Slattery- Moschkau wrote the screenplay and having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a decade, the story pieces in together effortlessly. This movie is actually based on a true heart touching story.



When drugs are sold, the safety of the consumers is not a consideration in any way. Selling drugs has become all about the profits and even when the drug is not safe of effective, the main objective it to get it prescribed by the doctor. As the movie shows, when you sell drugs you need a pretty face, like Miss Florida, who did not have any experience or knowledge about drugs but had a cute face. You will love watching Side Effects, movie, over and over again.

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Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Andrea Bogart, David Costabile, Polly Draper



Steven Soderbergh



Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense


This movie is:

Dark, Suspenseful



Sexuality, nudity, violence and language



Side Effects Reviews

If you are looking for a true physiological thriller, then Side Effects is the true definition. You will be left speechless once you finish watching this movie. This is a legendary masterpiece, the type that we would see from Hitchcock if he was still alive. Well, I do not want to pre-empt the story, but as I am writing this, I have thrown a number of pills down the drain after watching the movies, it’s pretty scary. The script is great, and the performance is exceptional.

My expectations were not too high with this movie, but it really took me by surprise. You will get a whole lot of insight of the pharmaceutical world, and this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will love this movie.

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