Side Effects (2013)

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A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

The mental thriller film "Side Effects" was released in 2013, directed by Steven Soderbergh and composed by Scott Z. Burns. It features significant performances by Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum. The plot presents a gripping tale of psychiatry, pharmaceutical impact, and the criminal justice system.

Plot Summary
The motion picture starts by introducing Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) who awaits the release of her spouse, Martin (Channing Tatum), from prison where he is serving time for insider trading. Regardless of his release, Emily's depression does not enhance, leading to a suicide attempt. This triggers her to speak with a psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) who recommends her a new antidepressant drug, Ablixa, on the guidance of Emily's previous psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Twist in the Tale
Initially, the medication appears handy; nevertheless, quickly Emily begins experiencing disturbing side effects, including sleepwalking. A terrible incident occurs when in her sleepwalking state, Emily fatally stabs Martin without any recollection of the event. Under public analysis, Dr. Banks tries to protect his expert reputation while handling a prospective murder case. Emily's murder trial ends with a successful madness plea making Ablixa the prime perpetrator. As a consequence, Emily gets institutionalized while Dr. Banks' profession and individual life spiral downwards.

Dirty Conspiracy
Banks, however, believes something awry with Emily's case. Unraveling a complicated web of deceptiveness and betrayals, he discovers that Emily and Dr. Siebert have actually conspired to succeed by manipulating the stock prices of the pharmaceutical business manufacturing Ablixa, exploiting Emily's expert understanding from Martin. The plot deepens when it is exposed that Emily was merely pretending to sleepwalk and have no memory of the murder.

Climactic Turnaround
In a bold transfer to regain his credibility and bring the culprits to justice, Dr. Banks tricks Emily into revealing her act by fabricating her medication, triggering her to stress and expose her feigned ailment. He persuades her into providing documented evidence against Dr. Siebert, causing Dr. Siebert's arrest. The movie ends with Emily back in the institution, her condition now real due to the strong medications she is subjected to, and Dr. Banks reclaiming his life.

"Side Effects" delivers a captivating story with remarkable efficiencies by the cast. It provides a gripping critique on the nexus between the pharmaceutical industry and medical practitioners while serving an engrossing drama instilled with suspense and clever plot twists. The taking on of mental health problems, woven with corporate criminal offense, offers a special blend of categories making the movie an unforgettable cinematic experience. Beyond its thrilling story, the film postures thought-provoking questions about medical ethics and responsibility, and the insatiable greed that fuels corporate deception.

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