Written August 26, 2014
It was a very powerful and serious movie. Everyone should see it, except for children under the age of 13, in my opinion.There were surprises in the movie which kept me interested.
Written February 10, 2013
I am telling you now that this movie will be on my top 10 movies of the year. This movie is incredible. This whole review I’m basically just going to praise this movie so yeah if you were wondering if I liked this movie you should know from the title. I have no idea how Soderbergh does it but he makes a potentially very boring movie and makes it exciting as hell and I have loved every one of his movies so far. Rooney Mara is perfect in this movie and I can’t wait to see what she does next. Jude law is also very good and believable as a psychiatrist. Catherine zeta-Jones is fine . Channing Tatum has the smallest role and he’s good for the brief screen time he has. this movie has so many twists and turns it's really gripping and will ahve you on the edge of your seat. this movie is brilliantly shot and edited. I mean there were some shots it took me a second to realize what i was looking at so it's nice to see directors be risky and actaually try something new. i give SIDE EFFECTS a 10!
Written June 23, 2013
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Written September 15, 2014
If I had read the reviews before we went to the show I probably wouldn't have gone. My husband and i both thought the first half was boring but OMG when I finally figuered out the plot, several times actually gasping, I thought the show was actually good.Katherine Zeta Jones played a different role than I've ever seen her play before. Jude Law was fantastic and Channing Tatum looked good and his wife had a great role.
Depression is a horrible sickness and at first I thought I don't want to see this but I really did enjoy the final outcome and glad we went.
Written November 22, 2013
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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