Side Effects

Side Effects

Release Date: 2013-02-08
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): Crime Thriller, Thriller

United States


Scripted by Scott Z. Burns, plagued by emotional and mental troubles, Emily (Rooney Mara) faces uncontrollable anxiety regarding her husband, Martin's (Channing Tatum) upcoming release from prison. Turning to her psychiatrist (Jude Law) for help, she is prescribed a mysterious new drug which is intended to treat anxiety and seems to work first. Unfortunately, the pills she takes begin causing serious, unexpected side effects that cause trouble for those around her, especially when a murder is committed.


  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns have plans to develop this thriller. - 2011-11-29
  • The Playlist reports that Jude Law, Blake Lively and Channing Tatum have all signed on for this film (previously announced under the title The Bitter Pill). - 2012-01-09
  • Deadline reports that Rooney Mara has replaced Blake Lively in the lead role. - 2012-01-30