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Release Date: February 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2013

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
For four years, Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) has awaited the release of her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum), from being imprisoned for insider trading. Finally, Martin comes home, but Emily feels just as bad as she did when he was incarcerated, and she sinks into a deep depression. After her failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) prescribes a series of medications. When those don't work, he gives Emily a new medication -- but the drug leads to ruined lives and death.

Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd, Mamie Gummer, David Costabile

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Endgame Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributors: Open Road

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  • Side Effects, chilly and noirish, and boasting a wily performance from Catherine Zeta-Jones as a therapist who worked with Emily earlier in her adulthood, is, Soderbergh says, his swan song. show more

  • In another sense, though, everything is exactly what it seems, expertly crafted and cleverly compounded for high-dose entertainment. show more

  • In trying to merge this alarmist theme with an old-fashioned murder mystery, the filmmakers throw at least one plot-twist sucker-punch too many, leaving the viewer with an “Oh, come on” reaction to the entire film. show more

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