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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Rooney Mara
Channing Tatum
Jude Law
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Directors
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriters
Scott Z. Burns
Running Time
106 minutes

Side Effects
Goodbye Steven Soderbergh, we hardly knew ye


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Plot
Emily Taylor (Mara) welcomes the release of her husband Martin (Tatum) from prison. As the couple readjust, she struggles with depression and is assigned to psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Law). Yet when Banks prescribes new drug Ablixa, Emily’s behaviour takes a startling turn for the worse.


Verdict
We may lose Soderbergh to painting, theatre and HBO-fuelled TV, and that’s a crying shame. If that’s the case, Side Effects is a great note on which to go out.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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