Intrigue Abounds in Latest Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects
01.26.13 by Ryan
"I thought sick people sometimes make things up."
The clock is ticking on Traffic and Erin Brockovich director Steven Soderbergh's career, with only two more movies to go before he goes into a voluntary retirement. After exploring the world of male exotic dancing in last year's Magic Mike and the global response to a pandemic in 2011's Contagion, Soderbergh's latest, Side Effects (formerly The Bitter Pill), targets the world of prescription drugs as it follows Emily Hawkins (Rooney Mara), an unsettled young woman who turns to prescription drugs to deal with the depression she suffers after her husband (Channing Tatum) is sent to prison. But after her husband is released, the drug prescribed to her by her psychiatrist (Jude Law) seems to be having curious, and potentially dangerous, effect.
Side Effects is clearly a thriller, though who exactly is in danger and who is to blame seems to be up in the air in this latest, international thriller.
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While the trailer seems to suggest that Emily (Mara) is the victim, a recently released TV spot for Side Effects is confident that it is actually Law's character that is the one in danger.
Written by Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, Side Effects co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.