Don’t Watch Anymore Trailers for Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’


Rooney Mara in Side Effects

Rooney Mara in Side Effects
Photo: Open Road Films

I had the good fortune of seeing Steven Soderbergh‘s Side Effects last night and while I can’t yet give you my full review, what I will say is you need to stop reading about it and/or watching trailers for it right now and simply go see it on opening weekend, beginning February 8.

If you must, the plot centers on a husband (Channing Tatum), returning home from prison and his wife (Rooney Mara) and her dependency on anti-depressants.

The screenplay is from Scott Z. Burns who wrote Contagion for Soderbergh and it co-stars Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anne Dowd.

There, that’s all you need to know. Now you can watch the trailer below against my advice. Or, you can walk into the theater blissfully unaware of what you’re in for on February 8. I leave the rest up to you.