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Short Review – “Side Effects”

Went to a movie today, followed by an early dinner.  Only thing wrong with it was that I ate so early (3:40pm) that I forgot to take my supper meds.  This caused my blood sugar to be up a bit when I got home later.  However, I was pleasantly surprised at how low it still was.  Makes me hopeful that things are improving some.

As for the movie, we went to see “Side Effects.”  It’s a good movie; in fact, much better than I thought it would be.  Stars Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Both of them did a wonderful job and the movie was, at times, unpredictable.  It was listed as a drama and it was all of that.  I don’t believe in “spoilers” so I won’t tell it all to you, but here’s the basics:

The woman goes to pick her husband up at prison for inside trading.  They go home.  She becomes depressed and tries to kill herself.  Jude Law becomes her psych.  He prescribes meds for her depression.  If I tell you much more I will ruin the surprise, so – if you want more – spoilers are ahead, but only for the next part of the movie:

*Spoilers*

The woman goes on the meds and tries to kill herself.  Jude changes her meds.  Eventually, he helps in a trial test for a new drug and puts her on it.  She seems better but sleep walks.  Then, one night when husband comes home early, she kills him…rest is legal and very interesting…

Here is the clip.  I give this about 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  Slow in the beginning then takes off like a rocket.  Directed by Stephen Soderbergh.

Namaste,

Scott

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