Written December 27, 2014
I am truly appreciative of how critics and bloggers have, for the most part, made an effort not to spoil the twists of this movie. I don't know how to describe it actually without giving anything away. All I will say is that it starts out one thing and ends up as another and you won't glean anything by watching the trailers & tv spots. This is Soderbergh doing DePalma doing Hitchcock. Rooney Mara will knock your socks off and both Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law haven't had parts this juicy in a long time. Definitely worthy of your time and the price of admission.
Written July 31, 2015
This movie keeps you on your toes. And it is twisted, it had me fooled. Who would of thought?! Ha-ha, crazy!!! It had me going! Its a must see.
Written February 07, 2016
I was looking for a thriller to jolt me out of my melancholy mood. This movie made me even more depressed because it it is a dark, slow movie. I didn't care much about the characters, nor about the twist at the end, which was interesting, but -- yawn. I would wait until you could stream it at home. Worth a rental, but not going out for.
Written May 03, 2015
Very interesting little film. Great performances and twisting and turning plot.
Lots to chew on here, from insider trading to big pharma and its grip on
the medical profession. Really thoroughly enjoyed it, and am still thinking
Written September 05, 2015
Drugs and depression. Steven Soderbergh takes both head-on.
Emily Taylor’s life is on the brink of total collapse
after waiting for four years for her husband to get out of prison. Then she encounters Doctor Jonathan Banks.
He tries his best to help her. There is copious drug use. Emily’s condition begins to improve, but then tragedy strikes, and it threatens to bring them down.
The viewer envies the characters and their glamorous lives, even more so as they destroy themselves. The viewer needs to remind themself that these characters do not exist, and this is a fiction. In the end it is not drug use that is being criticized, but rather the avaricious soul-sucking void, the characters' needs to engulf their surroundings, and the sociopathic culture that made them this way
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