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