“Side Effects” Review

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Side Effects (2013)

**SPOILER ALERT**

Said to be the final film of Steven Soderbergh, ‘Side Effects’ seems to have a lot going for it: great director, impressive cast, and a twisty story, promising a gripping thriller. However, as the viewing of ‘Side Effects’ shows, sometimes even these attributes are not enough. In ‘Side Effects’, a young woman, Emily (Rooney Mara), finally welcomes her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum) home after the latter had spend some time in prison. Finding herself unable to cope with her routine shift, Emily, who also has a history of depression, becomes very melancholic, and is soon prescribed a new drug, Ablixa to help maintain her mood. Her new psychiatrist, Dr Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) takes charge from her old psychiatrist, Dr Victoria Siebert, (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and promises to monitor Emily’s progress closely. Then, when Emily’s husband is brutally murdered at home, the new drug becomes a prime suspect.

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