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Side Effects [Blu-ray/DVD] [Includes Digital Copy; UltraViolet]

  • R
  • Blu-ray/DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Rooney Mara stars as Emily Taylor; her husband Martin (Channing Tatum) is a young businessman who, as the film opens, is soon to be released from prison after serving a few years for financial fraud. Overcome with stress, the mentally fragile Emily performs a quasi-suicide attempt and is put in the care of Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), a workaholic psychiatrist who convinces Emily to see him once a week for therapy. Jonathan is intrigued enough by Emily's story to seek counsel from her former therapist, Dr. Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones). One night Emily commits a horrific act that she claims not to remember because she was taking the medication prescribed to her by Jonathan, leading to a very public legal battle that leads to Jonathan taking a major public blow to his reputation. This turn of events prompts the chastened doctor to look deeper into Emily's past. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a script by his regular collaborator Scott Z. Burns.
  • Credits
    Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] lavishly dread-fueled suspense movie full of twists, reversals, double crosses, and dangerous liaisons." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Maras moodiness has an allure....She remains intriguing to watch at all times."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "[A] sly thriller...Expertly crafted and cleverly compounded for high-dose entertainment."
    Wall Street Journal

    "Rooney Mara's performance is instrumental....In SIDE EFFECTS, the viewer is being drawn into a vortex."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "It's a gripping thriller...and a chilling indictment of the nation's pharmaceutical industry."
    USA Today

    "It's got a deliciously complex plot....It unfolds with enough panache to make turning away out of the question."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[I]t is a thrill ride for grown-ups, suspenseful, whip-smart and crammed with surprises."

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SIDE EFFECTS is Soderbergh in full, flinty vigor....Soderbergh delivers ticking-bomb suspense laced with psychological acuity..."
    Rolling Stone

    "[I]ts more about high-level gamesmanship and duplicity, with the drug issue itself relegated to a side effect....Rooney Mara is superb as the glue that binds this fractured psychological puzzle." -- Grade: B+
    A.V. Club

    "Mr. Soderbergh handles it brilliantly, serving notice once again that he is a crackerjack genre technician."
    New York Times

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