Friday, February 08, 2013

Side Effects: Thumbs Up or Down?

Are we going to the movies?  If you've seen it, please no plot spoilers!


Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling this is just going to be another movie that's more about capitalizing on other's fears [regardless of the what the reality check may be]? Then again, Hollywood has always been about sensationalism.

Anonymous said...


A friend, who knows how I feel about meds and the conflict issues, sent me 3 emails about it (grin).

Anonymous said...

I saw it a few hours ago and it's really quite good. My only complaint is that it reinforces the idea that psychiatrists regularly engage in talk therapy.

HIGurl said...

I saw the movie this past Saturday, and boy was it interesting. Twisted. Unexpected outcomes.

A thumbs-up for psychiatrists and the like, basically anyone who's interested in mental illnesses, mood disorders and even pharmaceuticals.

Could one pill do so much damage or have an effect so grand? Maybe. Go see the movie. I'd bet you'd question yourself with disappointment. "Why couldn't I have predicted this scene? Or rather, the outcome of the movie?" I myself could not come to terms with certain scenes.

The story-line does address important issues such as patient care (i.e., diagnosis, treatment) and ethics. But I don't want to spoil the movie. Just go see it.

>>>To the Anonymous who referred to fear: Yes, it does capitalize on the fear of specific people - both practicing psychiatrists as well as patients (more importantly). It's scary when you see a movie that both directly and indirectly portrays powerful messages.