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Side Effects August 31, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Fiction.
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Spoiler Alert:  This movie is best watched “in the dark.”  Avoid spoilers.

From Netflix:

Emily copes with her depression by taking antidepressant medication. But when her dire state apparently spirals out of control due to her husband’s prison release, she turns to a new medication that alters her life forever.

That’s enough.

That’s all you need to know about this fantastic film filled with twists and turns.

OK . . . you want a bit more?

This psychological thriller addresses the side effects of prescription medications, the introduction of experimental drugs to the marketplace, pharmaceutical payments to doctors, insider trading, and more, amid a story with a twisting plot line and a satisfactory conclusion.

The cast is perfect, from Rooney Mara as Emily to Jude Law and Catherine Zeta Jones as psychiatrists.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Thanks to Shree Jacobs for the recommendation!