Side Effects

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Side Effects
A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 05, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

When a deeply disturbed woman commits a brutal crime while under his care, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (an intense Jude Law) suspects her actions were the result of a toxic side effect related to the new antidepressant he prescribed. Suddenly the subject of public scrutiny and shunned by the pharmaceutical company that supplied him the drug in the first place Banks finds both his professional and private life slowly unraveling especially after a damaging revelation from his intern years is revealed. But as he continues to work with his now institutionalized patient he starts to believe that there is more to her case than he first thought, a suspicion further compounded after the woman’s former therapist takes a renewed interest in the case. Against a backdrop of corporate complicity and hidden agendas, where doctors and patients alike pop happy pills as if they were candy, director Steven Soderbergh spins a tall tale of deceit and paranoia as one man’s obsessive search for the truth leads him down a very dark alley indeed. Noteworthy performances all around and an inventive plot that keeps you glued to the screen. It’s just too bad Soderbergh asks us to swallow a few too many whoppers along the way causing that suspension of disbelief to weigh a little heavier as you approach the film’s dubious yet cruelly satisfying conclusion.

Dec 04, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. It actually followed the reverse pattern of most movies today, in that it was mildly interesting for the first 3/4 of the film, but the final 1/4 was great. Great story, good direction and great acting (not over acting) by the cast.

Nov 24, 2014

Excellent movie if you're into film noir. I'm not... so I only made it halfway through.

Jul 19, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was pleasantly surprised by “Side Effects”; it is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. It has enough intrigue to keep you guessing until the very end.

Jun 19, 2014
  • Vivica rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was surprised by this one ... at first it dragged on and I thought it was nothing like what I expected...I was just about to quit it ...but I thought - one more chance - Boy!! Was I glad I did - it turned out to be really good!! - So folks, be patient - you won't be disappointed.

May 03, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good movie. Glad I had to watch the whole movie before I could figure out what was happening.

Apr 28, 2014
  • nfentonn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

always like Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones but the mant doublecrosses confused me. Who got the money??

Apr 17, 2014
  • Alana01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I guess I am somewhat stunned as I wasn't quite sure what happened in the end? Good movie and I agree about Catherine Zita-Jones. I quite liked Jude Law.

Apr 13, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly good with a superb performance by Jude Law but wooden perfomance by Catherine Zeta-Jones. Well-written with great plot twists, held my interest from start to finish.

Feb 22, 2014

Feb 21, 2014....well, I just watched this, and a thriller it may be, but definitely not an action thriller. I felt a little sleepy at the beginning. It did pick up, and I liked the ending. I watched the whole thing in French, with English subtitles, not realizing it was an English movie. I had it mixed up with another movie in my line up, and the last person to watch this must have had the french version on. Silly me! I hope I learned a bit of French along the way to make it worthwhile! C'est bonne!?......I just read the other comments, and I also was fooled by the preview. It is not a movie about scary drug side effects at all. I was wondering why I had ordered this, and now I know why, I was duped! Would I recommend it to my friends.....probably not.

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Dec 02, 2013
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