Side Effects (2005)
Side Effects (2005)
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as Karly Hert
as Dr. Jones
as Dr. Jakobs
as Plant Manager
as Business Man
as T. Bates
as Scary Man
as Dr. Collins
as Dr. Michaels
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Critic Reviews for Side Effects
While Slattery-Moschkau is obviously coming from a very earnest place -- a card before the final credits compares the annual budget for the pharmaceutical industry to that of her own film -- it doesn't make the overall effort any less clumsy.
Spectacularly lame dialogue, stilted direction, amateurish production values and a soundtrack that distracts from the film as a whole.
of all the people affected by big drug company scams, do we really care about the ethical dilemmas faced by gorgeous salespeople?
This is an agitprop effort to get viewers to think about the side effects of one industry's profit motive and how that affects consumers.
Audience Reviews for Side Effects
I don't think this would be for everyone. It is kind of slow, and anyone expecting a usual Katherine Heigl chick flick type movie will be sorely disappointed. However, having been unfortunate enough to have spent some time working in a pharmacy, this really rang true to me about drug companies and how they manipulate people. It's obviously very low budget, but the acting is good, and it is thought provoking.
This movie was very cute. Heigl as a sell out pharmaceutical seller is great fun to watch. I love her romance with her ex-coworker - they are the cutest couple in a low budget movie. I love chick flicks with happy endings and any movie that ends by sticking it to the man, This movie has both and kept me entertained the whole time.
I'm hoping that Heigl did this before Grey's Anatomy, or at least before it was really popular. The editing was really bad for this movie, lots of audio problems and some really bad continuity. The pacing is really slow for the begining of the movie and it takes more than half way through for it to get to the point. After the end titles you begin to think that it's a glorified propoganda movie for the drug companies complete with web site.
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