A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Jamie Bell
Initial Review by Blair Setnor
Welp. I think in general my picks have been well received, but I apologize for this one. There was good reason to pick this. I google searched best films on Netflix and many of the movies we've watched were on there - Short Term 12, Blue is the Warmest Color, Snowpiercer, White God, etc, etc... I can't seem to find the link, though.
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.
JUST SOME IDIOTS GIVING SURPRISINGLY AVERAGE MOVIE REVIEWS.