Saturday, January 5, 2013

Side Effects: The Movie

How many prescription-drug-gone-wrong thrillers can they make with this title?

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison. Side Effects is a prescription-drug-gone-wrong thriller about Emily and Martin, a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist -- intended to treat anxiety -- has unexpected side effects. Go figure.

"Whoever makes this drug is going to be rich," remarks Mara's husband, right before the apparent dark side of the prescription is revealed.

Source: Open Road Films


  1. Movie review: ‘Side Effects’ - Steven Soderbergh's M.D. thriller with Rooney Mara is just what the doctor ordered. Read more: NY Daily News

  2. If the United States is indeed a Prozac nation, Side Effects should be a frightening experience for all. Peter Travers says Steven Soderbergh's film provides a killer twist ending

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