‘Side Effects’ Trailer Shows a Drugged-Up Rooney Mara at the Center of Scandal

By  · Published on January 7th, 2013

I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in this trailer for Side Effects from Steven Soderbergh, but it’s intense. From the synopsis, I know that Rooney Mara plays a woman taking prescription pills to deal with the release of her husband (Channing Tatum) from prison, but in the trailer? Maybe she got seduced by her shrink (Jude Law)? Or maybe she’s claiming something worse? Maybe they made meth together in a travel trailer?

In a way, it’s kind of cool to see a bunch of puzzle pieces but no picture on the front of the box. From the vague description and this jumbled trailer, the movie’s plot is still in the fog, but the tone and performances are given a great spotlight in which to shine.

Check it out for yourself:

It comes down to trusting Soderbergh doesn’t it?

Bonus points for creative guesses as to what this is all about.

Side Effects is in theaters February 8th. Probably a perfect date night film!

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