Rated R · 105 minutes · 2013

Drama, Thriller
It’s not Steven Soderbergh’s best film, but Side Effects helps confirm what a chameleon the filmmaker is. It might be his last theatrical feature film, too, since Soderbergh said back in 2009 he was leaving the studios behind, fed up with the process. However, Sean Penn once “retired” after Carlito’s Way and never really slowed down, so we’ll see how that plays out. If this is it, though, Soderbergh has a lot of fun with Side Effects. He channels Hitchcock’s style, not classic late-’50s Hitch, but the mid-’60s Master of Suspense, who was directing by the numbers at that point. Bad things happen when Emily (Rooney Mara) is under the psychiatric care of Dr. Banks (Jude Law). A new drug he prescribes her to deal with depression backfires and Emily may have unwittingly committed a murder. Then again, there might be more to her story than chemistry.

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Official Site: www.sideeffectsmayvary.com
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs, Scott Burns, James D. Stern, Douglas Hansen and Michael Polaire
Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd, Mamie Gummer, David Costabile, Michelle Moore, Vladimir Versailles, Mitchell Michaliszyn and Polly Draper


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East Bay Express Side Effects Addiction and subtraction. by Kelly Vance 02/06/2013
Charleston City Paper Steven Soderbergh's final big-screen film channels Hitchcock Soderbergh aims to dramatize every part of his chosen culture, from the suppliers to the pushers to the takers. Rooney Mara is the eternally troubled woman, tense about hubby Channing Tatum's impending release from prison by Jake Mulligan 02/06/2013
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Portland Mercury Fitter. Happier. More Productive. Better living through chemistry! (With Side Effects.) by Erik Henriksen 02/06/2013
The Coast Halifax Side Effects Soderbergh, why you gotta go out like this? by Jacob Boon 02/07/2013
Colorado Springs Independent Soderbergh's swan song: Side Effects It's a kinda-dumb movie that nevertheless feels smart. by Scott Renshaw 02/06/2013

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