After directing hit films such as Magic Mike and Contagion, Steven Soderbergh outdoes himself once again in his new movie Side Effects. Starring Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the film centers around themes of love, power, and drugs.
The movie begins with the release of Martin Banks, played by Channing Tatum from prison for insider trading, who soon reunites with his loving wife Emily Taylor, played by Rooney Mara. However, not long after his return, Emily goes into a manic-depressive state and attempts several unsuccessful suicides. She tries to resolve the situation by seeing to see Dr. Jonathon Banks, played by Jude Law, who prescribes a new drug called Ablixa, to Emily. The medication works at first, enabling Emily to function normally in society, but it soon proves to bring dire consequences to both Emily and Dr. Banks.
The suspenseful film has become an addictive delight in Hollywood, with Rotten Tomatoes certifying Side Effects as “fresh” with an 87% rating. Critics find Side Effects “addictive” and “an intriguing suspenseful thriller.” As Rolling Stones puts it, “There is a side effect to this movie, but it’s one that I think most film junkies can live with: You can’t get it out of your head.” Students at San Marcos have become addicted to the film.
“It was a really exciting movie to see, “ said senior Jessica Gil. “I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie.”
There is still time to see this edge gripping thriller. Side Effects is playing in theaters, so don’t miss out!