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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