February 15, 2013
TAUT THRILLER! BEST OF 2013, TO DATE. LETHAL EFFECTS OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.
Steven Soderbergh gifts audiences exactly what they paid for: terrific acting, compelling script, enough twists, spins to cement one?s attention; thrilling, solid, earnest entertainment...
?Side Effects? references the healthy/debilitating effects of prescription medication; medication to ward off the black void of depression, derailment of normalcy; viewers, beyond the age of reason, recognize that we inhabit a pill-popping society; stroll the aisles of your local pharmacy, there are over-the-counter drugs for a myriad of ailments: insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, weight issues, head, back, joint pain; with the swipe of a credit card they can be yours; but a doctor has to prescribe the strong stuff; curing extremes: anxiety, self-destructiveness, catastrophic mood swings; the positive always imbued with the negative, aka ?side effects?...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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