Side Effects

Side Effects

DVD - 2013
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A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Publisher: [United States] : EOne Films, [2013]
Edition: EnglishFrench dialogue version
Branch Call Number: FIC Side
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Rating: R; for sexuality, nudity, violence, and language CHV rating: 14A
Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating

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ndnic838aolcom
Oct 13, 2017

This movie was something. I never saw that coming. This movie keeps u guessing. I enjoyed it.

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MB85CAL
Aug 04, 2017

Riveting. Keeps you glued to your seat. Best performances, most notably are from Jude Law and Rooney Mara.

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kaybea
Dec 25, 2015

I was ready to turn it off half way through but hung in there and was pleasantly surprised.

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RedHot_2
Aug 10, 2015

I saw this movie at the movies.I thought it was very suspenceful. Rooney Mara's Character was a sick and twisted! Loved it!

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IV27HUjg
Jun 29, 2015

Great title for this mystery thriller that had limited gore. Probably true how drugs are tested, hyped, sold & the tremendous differences each individual has to various drugs. I didn't catch on to the setup until well into the film - so a good mystery.

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tenet
Apr 26, 2015

Rated 1/10.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

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.

7duffy Dec 04, 2014

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.

Quimeras Jul 19, 2014

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.

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Vivica
Jun 19, 2014

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.

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Jan 06, 2014

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aaa5756 Dec 02, 2013

“If it’s not one thing it’s another.” -Gilda Ratner, alias Rosanne Roseanna Danna

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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