Steven Soderbergh’s latest film Side Effects had me hooked from the long, opening tracking shot that panned from a zoomed-out city shot, graaaaadually, over to a zoomed-in shot of a single apartment. So in the span of the first minute or so, you already have the feeling of a single, lonely individual somehow stuck in the cold, mechanical structure of society.
That kind of thoughtfulness is rampant in this movie. Then, halfway though, the movie jumps genres. Everyone in our living room watching the movie let out a collective “Whaaaaaaattttttt?!??!?!” Great commentary on our proclivity to prescribe and the power of scorn/greed.
You should probably see it.
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 pills.