"Side Effects" (movie) is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin Taylor (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects.

Emily and Martin Taylor are a young, beautiful, wealthy couple living the good life, with a mansion, a sailboat and every luxury money can buy — until Martin is sent to prison for insider trading. For four years, Emily waits for him in a tiny apartment in upper Manhattan, but his release is just as devastating as his incarceration and Emily sinks into a deep depression.

After a failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Academy Award nominee Jude Law) is called in to consult on Emily's case. Desperate not to be hospitalized, Emily agrees to a regimen of therapy and antidepressants, a decision that will change the lives of everyone involved. When Emily's symptoms don't improve, Banks prescribes a new medication that quiets her demons. But the side effects of the drug have chilling consequences: marriages are ruined, Banks' practice is decimated and someone is dead — but who is responsible? Devastated by this professional setback, Banks becomes obsessed with finding an answer. But the truth he uncovers threatens to destroy whatever is left of his career and his private life.

The cast includes Jude Law ("Sherlock Holmes," "Anna Karenina"), Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Social Network"), Channing Tatum ("Magic Mike," "21 Jump Street") and Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago," "Ocean's Twelve").

The "Side Effects" movie is an Open Roads release of a Endgame Entertainment presentation. The film is directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic," "Erin Brockovich," "Sex," "Lies and Videotape") from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns ("Contagion," "The Bourne Ultimatum"). Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers," "Man on a Ledge"), Gregory Jacobs ("Magic Mike," "Contagion") and Scott Z. Burns ("An Inconvenient Truth"). Executive producers are James D. Stern ("Looper," "The Raven"), Michael Polaire ("Haywire," "Contagion") and Douglas Hansen ("Looper," "Seeking Justice"), and co-producers are Elena de Leonardis and Dr. Sasha Bardey ("Stay," ""Wonderland," "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit""), who also served as technical advisor. Production designer is Howard Cummings ("Magic Mike," "The Usual Suspects"). Original music is by Thomas Newman ("Skyfall," "Wreck-It Ralph"). Costume designer is Susan Lyall ("Remember Me," "Red").


Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 106 mins.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Tagline: This is your insanity on drugs.
Distributor: Open Road Films
Production Company: Endgame Entertainment

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