Written April 30, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised because i had no expectations- definitely not your average storyline, so thumbs up to the screen writer. However easy spoiler alert, so if u are interested in seeing it DO NOT read further into my comments. Great casting though btw.
It was funny how they took the idea of the flaw of the psychiatry/medical system and made a thriller out of it. It's funny how common it is how patients lie to doctors so that they would be diagnosed the way the patient wants.
Written April 30, 2016
I saw Side Effects with someone who is on anti depressants for severe depression. He was having a very hard time watching this movie and would have left if the theater we saw the movie in didn't have comfortable reclining lounge chairs. Loved the cast and twists and turns. It did get much better as it went along. I wasn't expecting a thriller but that is what it turned out to be. Good acting and thought provoking story. You left thinking surprised at the outcomes and satisfied with the ending. I would not recommend this for children or people on medications. It wasn't a great movie but it was certainly a good movie.
Written October 13, 2015
if this is the level of sophistication soderberg has, and obviously it is, it is a wonder he was even allowed to direct a peanut butter commercial. this movie is more than ridiculous, it is insulting.
Written September 04, 2015
Once again Rooney Mara steals the screen in the much anticipated film Side Effects. Playing the role of Emily, Rooney Mara showcases her acting genius as a mentally unhinged patient desparate to find a pharmaceutical remedy for her sporadic episodes of depression. After a failed attempt to commit suicide, her character becomes the subject of a new experimental treatment dubbed Ablixa. With her spirits at an all time high, her character appears miraculously cured by the miracle drug until a cruel act of fate turns her world upside down. It's a film ingrained with explosive plot points and heart wrenching sequences that is sure to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
Written February 11, 2016
This was a great movie if you like drama and suspense. It kept me and my husband on the edge wanting to know what happens next! Great acting as well!