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    'Side Effects' Clevver Review


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    The latest and possibly last movie from director Steven Soderbergh stars Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara as a successful New York couple whose lives unravel when a psychiatrist, played by Jude Law prescribes a new drug that has unexpected and deadly side effects. So is this psychological thriller worth the prescription or just a case of bad medicine? Side Effects takes you on the kind of thrilling psychological roller-coaster that keeps you frozen in your movie theatre seat long after the house lights have come up and some 16 year old employee has finished sweeping all the popcorn from around your feet. Yes- it´s THAT good. Writer Scott Burns and director Steven Soderbergh seamlessly weave together their knack for cerebral dialogue and sexual under tones. Who are we kidding. Sometimes they were sexual over tones. Rooney Mara is captivating as Emily Taylor, the frail, disturbed wife of ex-con, Martin Taylor (Channing Tatum). She can't seem to take control of her debilitating psychological condition. Channing Tatum charms us as the charismatic husband willing to do anything to help save his wife. And Catherine Zeta Jones is smart and cunning as Dr. Victoria Siebert, the only character whose life DOESN'T seem to be unraveling. But as in most Soderbergh and Burn films, everything you think... is exactly what isn't. Or is it? That's the question that Jude Law as Dr. Jonathan banks is trying to get to the bottom of. Law gives us a stellar performance revealing the most dramatic arc of all the characters in the film. From poised, dry, and clinical, to a desperation so exasperating that you find yourself holding your breath as you watch him in the film. Ultimately, the truth WILL be revealed. And it might be nastier than anyone thought. We definitely think Side Effects is worth checking out, so let us know what you thought of it after you see it below or over on Twitter @ClevverMovies. I'm Miriam Isa, thanks for watching!