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John Ary's Video Review Of SIDE EFFECTS!!

Published at: Feb. 7, 2013, 9:44 a.m. CST by merrick

John Ary here with a look at Steven Soderbergh's latest and reportedly final feature film.

Side Effects wants to present itself as an important movie, but suffers from an awful case of multiple personality syndrome. It starts off as a character study about a woman with depression, then tries to turn into an essay about prescription drug culture and finally decides to shift gears into a pulpy mystery. Above all, it commits one of the greatest storytelling sins a film can perpetrate: it lies to us.

 

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