Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh is behind this thriller that shows you what can happen when prescription medications like antidepressants go haywire in "Side Effects."
Rooney Mara plays a woman with a lot going on in her life. Her husband, Channing Tatum, is getting out of prison. She's in a financial crisis and in deep depression.
Her psychiatrist, Jude Law, prescribes an experimental new drug at the request of another medical colleague played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
While on the drug, Mara's character sleepwalks her way into a murder, and from there we go on a thriller roller-coaster ride.
There is a surprise ending to this film so I will not give away too much information. I will say that the film is not quite what it seems and you will be surprised at the ending, no doubt.
The film is a bit complex, some details in the beginning were left out in the end, and the pace of the film was a bit lumbering, slow and heavy-handed.
That being said, the Flick-O-Meter gives "Side Effects" a four out of five.
The acting is fine, the directing is visually appealing, as you would expect with a Soderbergh film, but…in the end I felt a bit cheated, as if I was watching a TV cop show full of convoluted sharp plot twists.
You may even need to take some meds to get your head on right after watching this film.