Side Effects 2013 R CC

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Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller about an experimental drug that has chilling and deadly side effects.

Starring:
Rooney Mara, Carmen Pelaez
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

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Side Effects

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Steven Soderbergh
Starring Rooney Mara, Carmen Pelaez
Supporting actors Marin Ireland, Channing Tatum, Polly Draper, Ann Dowd, Haraldo Alvarez, Jude Law, James Martinez, Vladimi Versailles, Jacqueline Antaramian, Michelle Vergara Moore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Katie Lowes, David Costabile, Mamie Gummer, Steven Platt, Victor Cruz, Vinessa Shaw, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Studio Open Road Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great twist, good acting.
June Ober
So let's suspend our disbelief over this major plot point and see whether the rest of 'Side Effects' has any more credibility.
Turfseer
I could not finish watching this movie because it was boring and slow.
Becky Gilpin

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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Monkdude on March 13, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Side Effects is a film you can't really describe without giving anything away. Avoid the trailers if possible, make it through the slow build up and you will get quite a few surprises in the second half. Easily one of the best thrillers I have seen in a long time. Jude Law in his best performance in years as a psychiatrist and Rooney Mara, fresh off of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, knocks it out of the park again as his depressed patient. She has become one of my favorite actresses. Catherine Zeta-Jones is effective and Channing Tatum has little to do, but is adequate enough. Never boring and often surprising, if this is Steven Soderbergh's last movie, he went out at the top of his game.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By John H. Macdonald on March 26, 2013
Format: DVD
***No spoilers follow***
Sure there are a few things that don't quite follow, but if you are a fan of the old Hitchcock and Twilight Zone episodes, you will appreciate this suspenseful puzzler of a movie. Centered around a psychiatrist, his depressed patient, and a fictional medication, things devolve into a murder which we witness. From there, we are never quite sure what is true and what is not. Entertaining, suspenseful, and sure, a few loose ends but who's counting? A fun way to spend an evening, and after the show, you can explain the twists to our companion!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 14, 2013
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It did start off slow as others stated. My Husband and I even took a break to come back to it the next day - we were falling asleep. We came back to it to finish it and so happy that we did! It was awesome! We went from going on a long drawn out buggy ride beginning to a bullet train ending. I won't give it away, but another reviewer did add (and we agree), you need the slow beginning to lay the foundation for the story. Pay attention to the details, the facial expressions of the main female character and others. It will all make sense and be worth it at the end.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 23, 2013
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I thought the idea was good but a few parts were just too unbelievable for me (I won't say which parts cause it would ruin the movie). It was still entertaining though, I just wouldn't spend the time to watch it twice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John N. Craven on October 2, 2013
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When it first came out, I wanted to see it but it wasn't around very long. I managed to catch it on a flight back from Paris. Great Story! Great Acting and a great twist at the end. That wasn't enough so I had to buy it, to fully appreciate it.
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64 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Turfseer on March 21, 2013
Format: DVD
*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects', first appears as if it's designed as a critique of psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. Ultimately, it becomes more like a Hitchcock thriller. It's a film that keeps your interest but you'll have to suspend your disbelief quite a bit, to appreciate it.

Rooney Mara (looking quite more appealing than her stint as angry Goth in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'), plays Emily Taylor, a seemingly depressed wife of her husband Martin (Channing Tatum), who has just come home after doing four years in prison for insider trading.

When it appears that she tries to kill herself by slamming her car into a wall in a parking garage, she's assigned to a psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Banks (winningly played by Jude Law). Banks is a fairly typical psychiatrist who prescribes one psychotropic medication after another, hoping that Emily's mood will change. Still feeling forlorn, Banks consults with Emily's former psychiatrist, Victoria (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who recommends that Emily be placed on a new experimental drug, Ablixa. Banks takes the pharmaceutical company's money and convinces Emily to participate in the study.

The stakes are raised when seemingly despondent Emily stabs husband Martin to death but claims she can't remember anything and blames everything on the Ablixa. Suddenly, Banks is no longer the complacent psychiatrist but is now a scapegoat, as the press blames him for dispensing the medication which everyone assumes is the cause of Emily's violent outburst. His patients start leaving him in droves and he's investigated by the State Licensing Board. Furthermore, the pharmaceutical company drops him as one of the testers of the Ablixa study.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mary Paden on August 9, 2013
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Great actors, great photography, but no take away. None of the characters were especially likeable. What did I learn about life? Everyone is out for themselves. Ho hum.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Howard on July 31, 2013
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Very slow and there was no big surprise ending. Figured it out in the middle. I can see why Steven Soderbergh has decided to stop making theatrical releases. His movies are generally slow moving and uninspired. The last good movie he made was Traffic.
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