Side Effects (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 45 mins

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Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy.

Cast: Catherine Zeta Jones, Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara

Crew: Steven Soderbergh (Director), Steven Soderbergh (Director of Photography), Thomas Newman (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 03 May 2013 (India)

Tagline: One pill can change your life.

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as Dr. Victoria Siebert
as Martin Taylor
as Emily Taylor
as Ward Island Nurse
as Drug Rep
as Reporter #1
as Prison Desk Guard
as Wards Island Orderly
as Judge #2
as Carl
as Wards Island Administrator
as Banks Patient #3
as Banks Patient #1
as Pharmacist
as Garage Attendant
as ECT Patient
as Desk Nurse
as Police Officer at Hospital
as ECT Nurse
as GMA Anchor
as Dr. Jonathan Banks
as Conference Organizer
as Banks Patient #2
as Wards Island Desk Nurse
as Banks Partner #2
as Kayla
as Upset Visitor
as Paramedic #2
as Assistant District Attorney
as Ezra Banks
as Judge #1
as Disturbed Patient on Phone
as Banks Partner #1
as Emily's Boss
as Arresting Officer
as Paramedic #1
as Jeffrey Childs
as Dr Peter Joubert
as NYPD Detective
as Emily's Attorney
as Reporter #2
as Bartender
as Susan
as Transporting Officer Klein
as NYPD Officer Beahan
as Dierdre Banks
as Augustin


Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist
Makeup Supervisor

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat)
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
One pill can change your life.
This is your insanity on drugs.
Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde Imogen Poots, Alice Eve, Amanda Seyfried and Michelle Williams were considered for the lead role, Blake Lively was cast but was later replaced by Rooney Mara.

Justin Timberlake was considered for the role that went to Channing Tatum.

Reported to be Steven Soderbergh's final film as a director.

Steven Soderbergh considered casting Lindsay Lohan for the role of Emily and he auditioned her three times. However, producers felt that her ongoing legal issues would disrupt the production process. Rooney Mara was eventually cast for the part.

The poster for the anti-depressant Ablixa at the subway station features UK actress Alexa Brown.

Features two Steven Soderbergh's third collaborations, one with Catherine Zeta-Jones and one with Channing Tatum.

Steven Soderbergh claims that one his biggest influences making the movie was Fatal Attraction, specially the work of Adrian Lyne.