On the cusp of a self-imposed retirement from moviemaking, Steven Soderbergh delves into psychological drama with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (The Informant! and Contagion). Side Effects examines the unexpected consequences of a new anxiety medication on Emily (Rooney Mara) and her relationship with her husband Martin (Channing Tatum) and Dr.
Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), the physician treating her. Soderbergh needs to hang around a bit longer, though, to keep providing Tatum with opportunities to do more than display his physical attributes (although Magic Mike did this too, but that was just Soderbergh checking another genre off his directing bucket list). Now in theaters. (R) Not screened in time for review
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