A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, and Jude Law
Initial Review by Drew Landry
Side Effects was a mystery thriller that took viewers on a topsy - turvy, psychological path. The direction, writing, and acting was something the MMC has yet to appreciate in that kind of genre and it was something the group needed to view.
“You have quite the imagination.” But sometimes, you can have a little too much.
First off, I praise the accomplishments of the crew of Escape from Tomorrow for using “guerilla” tactics to secretly film a motion picture at the Walt Disney parks. Reading on Wikipedia, cast members kept scripts on their phones and used simple equipment that tourists would record home movies on. I’m also glad a dark movie like this was filmed in black and white. Disney is quite the colorful place and it definitely would’ve had less of an effect.
I have a friend at work with the last name Patel. We’ve had lunch together, hung out on a couple weekends, and are familiar enough that if I ever leave my company, I think we’d stay in touch and still see each other a few times a year. He’s early 30’s and single. In short, his situation isn’t much different from Ravi’s.
A few years or so ago, my sister told me about a novel she just finished for her book club. She raved about it and, upon watching the movie, told me that I need to read and watch it. It's been on my radar ever since, but I still haven't read the novel and this was my first viewing of the film. All I knew going in was that it's dark and 'messed up.'
No writeup this week. Instead we podcasted. Dig into the comments for more discussion.
I loved this movie. -Blair
JUST SOME IDIOTS GIVING SURPRISINGLY AVERAGE MOVIE REVIEWS.