Movie Time: Side Effects

Let’s step out of my norm blog post and try something new… I was offered the chance to watch a movie and review it. The husband and I love movies. If we have a date night, it’s usually good food and a movie. While I’m more of the romantic comedy or documentary kinda girl, I do enjoy a thriller (even though I sit through the entire movie holding my breath). The movie I want to chat about today is Side Effects, a pharmaceutical thriller. Unfortunately, I didn’t have access to an early preview of Side Effects, so I can only guess at what the movie will be like… based on it’s trailer.

Here goes: The trailer starts off happy enough. We get to see the handsome Channing Tatum (sadly I don’t think he’ll be stripping as Magic Mike in this film, but you still get to look at him) and what I believe to be his wife (Rooney Mara, from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). They enjoy some champagne and take a nap on a boat. Seems like a pretty good time. BUT THEN, things seem to change and Rooney (the wife) needs to take some drugs. Possibly from panic attacks? Maybe there’s a deep seeded fear of boats? Whatever it is, Rooney is finally getting that much needed sleep and she has more energy.

Wait, there’s a death! It was murder! Who died? I don’t know. BUT, it looks like Rooney has gotten herself into a bit of trouble… and Mr. Jude Law (her psychiatrist) may be involved. Is there an affair going on? Hmmm. Why doesn’t she have a lawyer for this mess? Why does she keep talking about Jude Law (I would talk about him if he was my doctor)? What’s up Jude? Did you create this mess, or is there something more sinister going on?

Enter Catherine Zeta-Jones as the bad guy/lady. Catherine has prescribed a new drug for Rooney, which is probably an experimental drug with crazy side effects. Is Rooney losing her mind? Did Jude do something naughty? I do not know. I will have to watch the movie when it comes out. February 8th, 2012.


This is a Steven Soderbergh movie. The majority of the time I enjoy his movies, so I think it’s a safe bet that I will enjoy this one. I am excited to see it. I mean… I loved these: Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven, annnnd Magic Mike (hee)! 

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  • Erica Best on said:

    i love a lot of the actors in the movie.

  • anash on said:

    im not totally sure why!! i have to think about! Thanks for a super giveaway! My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Erica Best on said:

    very different moive that make u think

  • Denise L on said:

    I'm excited because it's a Steven Soderbergh movie.

  • vandango33 on said:

    I'm excited to see Side Effects because it looks so complicated… I guess I like my movies to be complex!

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  • Lisa on said:

    Looks like a "thinking" movie. I love movies you have to think through as you watch them.

  • Julia on said:

    I am very excited to see Rooney Mara in a new movie!

  • slehan on said:

    I want to see it just because of the actors and the director.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Wild Orchid on said:

    I am excited to see it because the cast looks awesome!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Betty C on said:

    I'm excited to see this movie because it's my favorite kind with suspense, good guy-bad guy characters, and a gorgeous cast (both male and female).

  • Wehaf on said:

    I'm excited because I love interesting psychological thrillers; this one even has CZJ as a bonus!

  • Bonny on said:

    I'm excited to see Side Effects because, I love Catherine Zeta-Jones movies!

  • Karina Lee on said:

    i can't wait to see Jude Law

  • cindy w on said:

    I'm excited to see it because it open on my hubby's bday and I know he would love to see it!

  • Fernando on said:

    I'm excited to see "Side Effects" mainly because I am fan of Steven Soderbergh plus I am always interested when such a dynamic group of actors/actresses are cast in one movie. I would have never thought that all these names could produce a film which looks both fresh and interesting.

  • Georgia on said:

    Love a Steven Soderbergh movie and this looks really good.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • PhyllisRyan on said:

    Jude Law, Channing Tatum, how far wrong can you go.

  • kate thompson on said:

    What's not to be excited about? Jude Law, Catherine Zeta Jones and loads of suspense as only Steven Soderberg can do! I am so looking forward to this movie as there has been such a dearth of good old fashioned suspense movies!

  • Chelsea on said:

    Ooooh! I saw Jude Law on Ellen talking about this movie and it looks so good! I am excited because I really like Rooney Mara and she looks great in this!

  • Jessalynn Bowman on said:

    Channing Tatum is all the reason I need!!

  • jane on said:

    Because the director is awesome and the story looks really interesting.

  • Bonny on said:

    I like movies that keep you on the edge of your chair!

  • sethandshannon1 on said:

    YES! I love a thriller! sethandshannon1 at yahoo dot com

  • thelbeauroom on said:

    I just watched Sherlock Holmes last night & now I'm on a definite Jude Law kick. Love that man.

  • Katie on said:

    It looks like a great movie & um, hello! EYE CANDY!

  • lacystroess on said:

    Jude Law. Enough said.


  • Emiy N. on said:

    I'm excited to see Side Effects because I like the actors that are in the movie.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

  • amy rouse on said:

    great cast, great suspense, great moviemaking

  • tweetyscute on said:

    I want to see this to find out what happens and it doesnt huirt that Channing Tatum is in it

  • rainydayinmay on said:

    Amazing cast, crew and writing all together. Pretty excited!

    Dinner and a movie is our go to date night too!

  • sandra on said:

    i'm excited because i love jude law

  • Erika on said:

    I'm excited to see this because I really love psychological thrillers…and Jude Law isn't too bad either. 🙂
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • Jane on said:

    Just love a good mystery thriller – and even at 61 my eyesight is still good enough to enjoy the cast!!!

  • glitzyblues on said:

    I can't wait to see this because its a suspense movie [favorite type!] with my 2 favorite male actors! Looks SO good!!

  • ashley on said:

    I’m excited to see this because the cast is AMAZING and the movie plot sounds like one we would love! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Hesper on said:

    Channing Tatum and Jude Law. This movie is all about the eye candy!

  • Nicole on said:

    We are so awesome.

  • Kerry on said:

    I'm excited because I love suspense movies and this looks like it has some great actors in it too!

  • Tottums on said:

    I love the dress, but I LOVE the Chucks!

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