Side Effects

A recent Wall Street Journal article stated that about 16% of Americans will have a major depression in their lifetime, and that “many patients cycle through multiple drugs before they stumble upon one that works for them.” This is exactly what happens to the movie’s main character, Emily Taylor.

Unwanted Side Effect

Emily’s husband is released from prison, and although he is doing everything he can to put things back on track, she falls deeper into her depression. When all other drugs fail her psychiatrist prescribes a new experimental drug. She seem to respond well to the treatment, except for the side effect of occasional sleepwalking. When she commits murder during one of her sleepwalking episodes the question becomes – was it her fault or the drug’s fault?

Different Expectations

My husband had high expectations of the movie and was disappointed. I had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised; add to that some nightmares, and the movie obviously made an impression on me. Have you seen it? What did you think?

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