Side Effects | 2013

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Main Plot

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.


  • Emily Taylor - She suffers from depression and is prescribed a new medication that has unexpected side effects.
  • Channing Tatum's character in Side Effects is named Martin Taylor, and he plays the role of Emily's husband.
  • Jude Law's character in Side Effects is Dr. Jonathan Banks, a psychiatrist who becomes entangled in a dangerous web of deception.


In the ending of Side Effects, it is revealed that Emily, who was seemingly suffering from severe depression, faked her symptoms as part of an elaborate plan to murder her husband. The truth is uncovered by Dr. Banks, who realizes that she manipulated him and others involved in her treatment. Emily's actions are driven by financial gain, as she conspired with her lover, Dr. Siebert, to profit from her husband's death and an insurance payout. As the truth comes to light, Emily is arrested, and Dr. Banks is left with the devastating consequences of his involvement in her scheme.

Steven Soderbergh