Saturday, March 2, 2013

Review: Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)

Believed to be the last Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike) directed film to have a theatrical release before his now-announced retirement, his compelling new thriller Side Effects features Soderbergh’s recognisably clinical stylistic qualities, with the prolific filmmaker once again teaming up again with writer Scott Z. Burns (Contagion).


Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) has become clinically depressed during the four-year period her husband Martin (Channing Tatum, Magic Mike) has been imprisoned for insider trading. Seeming to struggle with Martin’s attempts to re-assimilate and start up a new business, Emily inexplicably drives her car into a wall in what is believed to be a suicide attempt. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law, Anna Karenina), a psychiatrist and pharmaceutical consultant, is assigned by the state to Emily’s case. His prescribed medication doesn’t work, and during their sessions he begins to realise that Emily is a very troubled young woman. On the advice of Emily’s former psychiatrist, Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta Jones, Chicago), Banks decides to prescribe her an experimental drug, Ablixa. When one of the unexpected side effects results in a violent incident it prompts a thorough investigation into all parties involved.

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4 comments:

  1. I think S.S. has quite a few good movies, but Ocean's series was not one of them although OK solid entertainment. I think this could be a good one.

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  2. ถ้าคุณหากิจกรรมทำระหว่างอยู่บ้านช่วงโควิด เรามีเว็บที่น่าสนใจมานำเสนอ เพียงคุณสมัครสมชิกใหม่วันนี้ คุณก็ได้เครดิตฟรี
    ไปเล่นได้อย่างเพลิดเพลิน

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  3. เมื่อถึงวันเกิดคุณ เราไม่ลืมแน่นอนเพียงคุณโชว์บัตรประชาชนรับ เครดิตฟรี
    เพียงเท่านี้คุณก็มีความสุขได้ในวันเกิดของคุณแล้ว

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  4. แต่ถ้าคุณดวงไม่ดี หรือวันนี้มือไม่เข้า ไม่ต้องน้อยใจ ทางเราได้ทำการคืนยอดเสีย5%จากยอดฝาก และยังมีเครดิตฟรี
    ยิ่งฝากมากก็ยิ่งได้คืนมาก มาสนุกด้วยกันนะ พวกเรารอคุณอยู่

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