Rent Side Effects (2013)

3.2 of 5 from 447 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
Emily (Rooney Mara) and Martin (Channing Tatum) are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law), intended to treat anxiety, has unexpected and dangerous side effects.
Actors:
, , , Carmen Pelaez, , , , , , , , Michelle Vergara Moore, , , , , Steven Platt, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Scott Z. Burns, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs
Writers:
Scott Z. Burns
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/07/2013
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • True of Life
  • Making of
  • Reaching Too High
  • Perfect Couple
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Ablixa Commercial
  • Intentin Commercial
  • Super 8 featurette shot by Steven Soderbergh
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/07/2013
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • True of Life
  • Making Of
  • Reaching Too High
  • Perfect Couple
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Ablixa Commercial
  • Intentin Commercial
  • Super 8 featurette shot by Steven Soderbergh

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Reviews (2) of Side Effects

disappointing - Side Effects review by TB

Spoiler Alert
24/08/2013

I was quite hopeful of this new release, even though the "wooden" Jude Law was one of the main characters, however what a let down.

The plotline became very fragmented and didn't seem to know which way it was going, with some truly ridiculous scenes.

Wish I'd spent an hour and 40 minutes doing something else. Very forgettable.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Totally Addictive Rooney Mara - Side Effects review by PT

Spoiler Alert
15/07/2018

It is very difficult to go into detail without spoilers, which the synopsis has not done and neither will I.

Suffice to say that Rooney Mara is absolutely phenomenal as Emily, totally convincing as a severely depressed, suicide imminent young woman in need of urgent medical help. This help comes in the form of Jude Law, her psychiatrist doctor. Law plays this part well, in a role that brings out the best in him.

Fantastic direction by Soderbergh make this vehicle really special.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Side Effects review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Steven Soderbergh’s complex thriller Side Effects is a captivating and intriguing one; thanks largely to the performances by Rooney Mara (most known for her role as Lisbeth in the English language version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the patient, doctor and ex-psychiatrist whose involvement with a newly trialled drug has deadly consequences.

Struggling with depression, self harm and suicidal tendencies Emily (Mara) is attempting to welcome her husband Martin (played effectively by Channing Tatum) back into her life following his release from prison. When a new drug is recommended to Emily’s new doctor, Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) by her previous psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Siebert (Jones) it promises to solve all of Emily’s problems. Unexpected side effects, including mood swings and sleep walking, quickly begin to plague Emily however and things soon reach a head when, during sleep walking episode, she murders her husband Martin.

The court proceedings are swift and brutal, Dr. Banks’ reputation is in ruins and Emily has been confined to an institution. Things are not as straight forward as they seem however and Banks takes it upon himself to do some digging and discover the truth about Emily and the now infamous drug Ablixa.

Without giving any more away I will say that Side Effects is a dark and interesting story that comments on medical ethics, the social understanding of mental health and the current cultural reliance on drugs and pills. Though the story is complex and often twists into unexpected directions the script and screenplay are sure footed and steady enough to ensure the viewer is kept up to speed; save the somewhat unclear middle Side Effects is an excellent and impressive thriller.

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