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Side Effects

So I went to see SIDE EFFECTS today. Steven Soderbergh directs what he says will be his last feature film release, and it’s a real doozy! Pharmaceutical gamesmanship meets medical thriller with some late game tawdriness thrown in for good measure. I should write a proper synopsis, but I’ll just say that Jude Law gives a great harried performance as a psychiatrist who gets caught up in a heavy game of therapeutic medicine, murder and deception. Rooney Mara (of GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO remake fame), Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum all contribute excellent and unfussy performances, and by the end of the film I was giggling with delight at the twists and turns in Scott Z Burns’ script.┬áRecommended!

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