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Side Effects [Blu-ray] [US Import]

Channing Tatum    Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Channing Tatum
  • Format: Colour, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 21 May 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,342 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new 'malice' 8 Mar 2014
By Emma
Very clever, I didnt see where this was going until we got there, then it went further!
I wanted to see Channing, and I like Jude Law.
The beginning, showing her depression etc I thought was very well done. Its not all doom and gloom.
I really enjoyed it. If you enjoyed 'Malice' (Nicole Kidman/Alec Baldwin 90's) then you would probably like this. If you havent seen it, check it out, its in the same vein, again very clever.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Perils of Pill Popping 1 April 2013
By Antenna TOP 500 REVIEWER
A beautiful young woman remains clinically depressed even after her husband is released from jail for insider training. A failed suicide attempt brings her to the attention of a caring but ambitious psychiatrist (Jude Law) and it seems we are set for an exposé of the US drug industry, by turns reducing everyone to casual pill popping, often ruining the lives of vulnerable patients whose sickness is relieved only at the price of grim side effects, and corrupting medical professionals in the process. In short, this starts off very much in the same vein as the director Soderbergh's crusading Erin Brockovich with its attack on corporate environmental polluters.

Halfway through, the film takes a sharp turn to become a complicated and fast-moving thriller of the type which causes you to risk missing a point if you spend too much time trying to work out the previous clue. It was entertaining at the time but left me feeling dissatisfied with too many somewhat implausible plot twists.

This is well-acted, skilfully filmed, is hard to review without giving away too much of the plot but would have been much more powerful if it had kept to the moral dilemmas of modern psychiatric medicine.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A depressing, yet enjoyable ride 31 Mar 2013
Sometimes there are films where you don't know much about before you watch them. And, in this case, it's a good thing. I won't dwell too much on the plot as it's probably something you don't want/need to know about. The best part of the film is the fact that (hopefully) you won't know what's coming next.

I had to admit that I didn't like the film for the first half. I found it too depressing. It starts out with a woman who's down on her luck, but is hanging on to wait for her husband to be released from prison after being convicted of insider trading. She's depressed, naturally. And, for the purpose of the film, plays it convincingly, i.e. she makes anyone watching it feel pretty depressed, too.

In an attempt to treat this depression, she sees a psychiatrist (Jude Law) who prescribes her various prescription drugs to help her. However, there are some - unfortunate - side effects to this course of action.

And that's all I'll say about the plot. What you do need to know is that the film's tone sort of changes from `generally depressing' to a much sharper thriller with plenty of plot twists to keep you entertained.

Jude Law puts in an excellent performance (and I'm not normally a fan) and plays his part perfectly for what's required.

If you choose to watch this, just make sure you're in the right frame of mind before you do. If you're expecting anything vaguely light-hearted and frothy then don't watch this (right now). Be prepared for something much darker and bleaker and you'll definitely enjoy the ride.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisty Financial/Medical Thriller 11 Mar 2013
Side Effects is a financial-medical thriller come 'why-dunnit' of the highest order. Normally when I watch thrillers I've worked it out by half an hour in. I love films when I think I have the plot worked out, and then it turns out I didn't. So I adored this film. It's complex and twisty, and very on the pulse. It is glorious neo-noir, complete with the science-fiction element, and you'll end up questioning your own subjectivity. Don't go looking for an MC to root for in this, I found that those I thought were the protaganists were the antagonists and vice-versa. And that's why the film is brilliant, you think you've seen something, when you haven't. My best advice is to just sit back, and let Soderberg remind you are watching a film.

It has some great performances - and a few shocks (I rarely jump in my cinema sea.] And Channing Tatum continues to impress [I think this one outshines his 'Saints' performance.] I'm growing more and more convinced that he is a better actor of 'ambigious' roles, then when playing the romantic/action hero trope. Rooney Mara is brilliantly terrifying, and Catherine Zeta Zone is just as chilling.

My only criticism is that I think the middle could have been tightened, but I would only deduct half a star on an otherwise superb film.

I'm officially a convert, and will go and look at Soderberg's backlist. If you looking for a thriller with guns and explosions, then best look elsewhere. But if you want a clever, character-driven thriller, sit back and enjoy!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cast and a great movie 9 Oct 2013
I don't want to give away anything about the plot as it is full of twists and turns and kept me guessing right until the end. I will say that Rooney Mara and Jude Law work beautifully together as patient and psychiatrist. This is the best performance I have ever seen from Jude Law. I hardly recognised Rooney Mara only ever having seen her play Lisbeth Salander. Here she plays a much more feminine and vulnerable character, Emily who is suffering from terrible depression and has had to cope with her husband (Channing Tatum) being sent to prison for insider-dealing. Law's character, Dr Banks, meets her after a suicide attempt and tries to get her back on track. Catherine Zeta Jones is perfect as sexy but stern fellow psychiatrist, Dr Siebert. An intelligent story based on the lawsuits against big drug companies we often read about. Side Effects is one of the best thrillers I have seen in years.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this film
Really easy to watch, gripping thriller. Really enjoyed this film. Only chose this because it was free on prime but thought it was a great film.
Published 4 hours ago by Mrs A Curtis
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good
Really good, definitely not the ending I expected. I'm Not a big fan of Jude law but I must say he put in a brilliant performance. Worth watching.
Published 9 hours ago by lots of fun really addictive
4.0 out of 5 stars One to watch at any time
I have seen this movie 2x times now. It’s gripping every time. Even when I feel it’s so detailed and sometimes little slow, I am glued to the screen. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Odysea
5.0 out of 5 stars A really taut thriller -highly recommned
I was surprised by this as I couldn't remember why i ordered it and didn't recognise mosat of the people in it - so I wasn't going in to watch it with preconceptions. Read more
Published 4 days ago by ppannett
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie
pretty good psychologocal movie, pitty not much of channing tatum in it, enjoyed jude tho, you could almost see the twist coming mid movie
Published 12 days ago by Mr Russell Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Fizhog999
Really good twist went to see this in cinema but they has power cut but well worth the wait really good
Published 13 days ago by Fizhogg_999
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Movie
Great plot from start to finish, fantastic twists, full of surprises and very well acted. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommended.
Published 13 days ago by RCT
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective Drama
Slow starting but with interesting Dialogue and Scenes establishing the main Characters well enough to keep you interested until a turning point at which you should find yourself... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Andy Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent thriller
I loved the plot of this movie. I really like it when a story could be true. This movie was great to watch and it stayed faithful to the world of psychiatry, the medical model of... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Did not see that coming!
Great storyline. Jude Law was brilliant as Emily's psychiatrist and justice was finally brought.....
Has an unexpected twist and had me hooked from the start! Read more
Published 16 days ago by natalouie
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