Side Effects

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Side Effects
Steven Soderbergh
Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Prescription drugs are at the center of Steven Soderbergh’s directorial farewell to cinema. Rooney Mara is Emily Taylor, troubled wife of Martin (Channing Tatum), who is released from prison after serving four years for insider trading. Crumbling under the stress of their reunion, Emily attempts suicide. She’s ordered to undergo treatment and enters the care of psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), who prescribes the experimental new drug Ablixa after the standard meds fail. The new drug quickly puts Emily’s life into a tailspin with disastrous results. Psychiatrist Banks is thrust into a whodunit scenario, as he must get to the bottom of the secrets surrounding Emily’s past treatment with Dr. Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and the new drug Ablixa. With “a deliciously complex plot, [and] a top-notch cast… if this does prove to be Soderbergh's final film… he picked a heck of a one to go out on.” (Kenneth Turan, LA Times)


35mm color
1 hour 46 minutes
release year/country
2013 USA