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In a mess of cliche Hollywood movies, it is more than refreshing to watch "Side Effects". "Side Effects" is the epitome of what a noir psychological thriller should compose of and it proves to be a satire on the controversial situation with prescribed drugs today. The twist of this clever film leaves the audience with an interesting perspective. Emily starts off as a well-off wife who has grown accustomed to a great life until her husband, Martin, is arrested for insider information leakage. When he is out of jail, she becomes more and more depressed with the inability to imagine her future. After a suicidal car accident, she comes under the care of Dr. Banks, who puts her under a new depression medication to which she forms questionable side effects from. When things turn fatal, Mr. Banks realizes that he might be to blame for the medication. He does some investigating and then realizes a dangerous twist. "Side Effects" is a sexually charged movie that gives light on mental illness for some part. Although there were few mistakes and plot holes, it is one of the most gripping thrillers out there. Let's hope this isn't Soderbergh's last movie.