Monday, February 18, 2013

Side Effects

What I liked:

  • Rooney Mara plays complicated characters very well.
  • Jude Law was believable.
  • It also stars Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd, Polly Draper, David Costabile, Mamie Gummer, and Marin Ireland.
  • It was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
  • There are enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting.
  • The music compliments the story.
  • It poses the question: If something bad happens to you, at what point do you turn that badness into goodness without actually turning bad yourself?

What I didn't like:
  • You know that Catherine Zeta-Jones is in the film since she is on the poster but you don't see her much in the first 3/4 of the film leading you to believe that she is tied in with the ending somehow.  It's almost a spoiler in itself.

Grade: B  

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