“Side Effects” Review

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Side Effects (2013)

**SPOILER ALERT**

Said to be the final film of Steven Soderbergh (‘Ocean’s Eleven‘ (2001), ‘Contagion’ (2011)), ‘Side Effects’, at first glance, seems to have everything going for it: a great director, impressive cast and an interwoven story, promising a gripping thriller ahead. However, ultimately, ‘Side Effects’ demonstrates that even these attributes are sometimes insufficient to make a great movie. In ‘Side Effects’, a young woman, Emily (Rooney Mara), finally welcomes her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum), home after the latter has spent some time in prison. Finding herself unable to cope with her new routine, 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 the prime suspect.

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