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Side Effects – Review

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Steven Soderbergh’s latest and possibly last film Side Effects tells the story of Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) who is suffering from severe depression, emotional breakdowns and suicidal impulses. When Dr Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), her psychiatrist, prescribes her a new experimental medication called ‘Ablixa’ to treat her condition, a fatal incident involving the sleepwalking side effects of the drug leads to Emily killing her husband. With Emily now in a mental hospital, Dr Banks refuses to accept responsibility and embarks on a dark trail of corruption, betrayal and revenge in his search for the truth pushing his career and life to the limit.

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Underneath this dark suspense thriller is a story of lies and corruption held together with perfect casting and strong performances form Jude Law and particularly, the gorgeous, Rooney Mara. The film has that cool slick artistic look and image that is what we have come to expect from a Steven Soderbergh film. Whilst this is an intelligent story that also probes a few thought provoking questions about medical ethics in the pill popping generation, some of the characters motivations come across as slightly cheap the final act leads to an underwhelming climax.

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A few twists along the way keep things interesting but it is nothing we haven’t seen before. This is an elegant looking film with good acting, direction and moments of suspense and drama worth watching for, but in the end comes up a little short. Lets just hope that this isn’t Soderbergh’s last film as although satisfying, we have seen better films from him.

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Side Effects – Trailer

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The trailer for Side Effects left us with a chill so if you want to experience the full impact look out for it in cinemas this weekend.

With an impressive cast including Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Steve Soderbergh favourite Channing Tatum this looks set to be one hell of a film.

Charting the suggested disastrous side effects things begin to unravel for all involved. Take a look and see if you get hooked, like we did.

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