The timing for Side Effects is perfect. Catherine Zeta-Jones has gotten recent press discussing her Bipolar Disorder. Channing Tatum stunned us in "Magic Mike" and director Steven Soderbergh surprised us with the same.
Side Effects is a psychological thriller, drama and crime fiction. It stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum.
Our protagonist is Rooney Mara who is treated for depression with Zoloft and Prozac. Both of these psychiatric pharmaceuticals are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's). They are in the same class.
However, due to individual chemistry, one will work differently than the other. One hopes that one works more efficiently than the other.
Sometimes, doctors have to try several different drugs to find one that works the best and for the longest period of time for certain individual's.
But, I digress.
Mara is delighted when her husband returns home from a four-year prison stint for insider trading. She also becomes depressed. The couple move from their home in Connecticut to an Upper Manhattan apartment.
Both of these life changes can be very stressful for one who is already compromised, mentally and Mara is.
Doctors try a fictitious drug on Mara, which is Ablixa. Hence, the side effects.
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