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1st Dec '15 11:34:52 PM pepsimax
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''Side Effects'' is a 2013 drama/thriller movie directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It stars Creator/JudeLaw, RooneyMara, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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''Side Effects'' is a 2013 drama/thriller movie directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It stars Creator/JudeLaw, RooneyMara, Channing Tatum, Creator/ChanningTatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
1st Nov '15 3:24:55 PM TastySauce
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* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Jude Law has played [[Film/SherlockHolmes a doctor who does some investigating]].



* ColorWash: many scenes have a warm yellow tint, especially in the first half of the film.

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* ColorWash: many Many scenes have a warm yellow tint, especially in the first half of the film.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Banks gets Emily readmitted to the ward in almost exactly the same way that Emily backstabbed Siebert just one scene earlier.]]
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Emily, big time.]]
* MagicFeather / SpottingTheThread: [[spoiler:The truth serum Banks gives Emily was a placebo, but she acts as though she were given an actual dose.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Banks gets Emily readmitted to the ward in almost exactly the same way that Emily backstabbed back-stabbed Siebert just one scene earlier.]]
* %%* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Emily, big time.]]
* MagicFeather / SpottingTheThread: MagicFeather[=/=]SpottingTheThread: [[spoiler:The truth serum Banks gives Emily was a placebo, but she acts as though she were given an actual dose.]]
1st Nov '15 3:19:29 PM TastySauce
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Side Effects is a 2013 drama/thriller movie directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It stars Creator/JudeLaw, RooneyMara, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Side Effects ''Side Effects'' is a 2013 drama/thriller movie directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It stars Creator/JudeLaw, RooneyMara, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.



* WhiteCollarCrime: why Emily's husband was in jail. [[spoiler: Also, it is possible to make money on the stock exchange by betting that a company's shares will go down, rather than up. If you know that a pharmaceutical company's new anti-depressant is going to get some very bad publicity for its side effects, then it's a pretty safe bet.]]

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* WhiteCollarCrime: why Why Emily's husband was in jail. [[spoiler: Also, it is possible to make money on the stock exchange by betting that a company's shares will go down, rather than up. If you know that a pharmaceutical company's new anti-depressant is going to get some very bad publicity for its side effects, then it's a pretty safe bet.]]]]

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28th Sep '15 3:25:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate: Emily and Siebert. Each think they're the other's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Emily is the one who backstabs first.]]

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* [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: Emily and Siebert. Each think they're the other's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Emily is the one who backstabs first.]]
30th Nov '14 6:07:01 PM krumwieder
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[spoiler: In one of the flashbacks, Emily openly masturbates on Seibert's couch in order to seduce her.]]

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[spoiler: In one of the flashbacks, Emily openly masturbates on Seibert's Siebert's couch in order to seduce her.]]



* [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate: Emily and Seibert. Each think they're the other's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Emily is the one who backstabs first.]]

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* [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate: Emily and Seibert.Siebert. Each think they're the other's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Emily is the one who backstabs first.]]



* BondVillainStupidity: Averted. [[spoiler: Emily]]'s two biggest mistakes ([[spoiler:not knowing the truth serum was fake, and not knowing about the LoopholeAbuse that Banks uses to lock her up again]]) are things [[spoiler: she]] could not have anticipated, [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsSkill given her specific background of learning insider trading from Martin and acting from Seibert]]]].

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* BondVillainStupidity: Averted. [[spoiler: Emily]]'s two biggest mistakes ([[spoiler:not knowing the truth serum was fake, and not knowing about the LoopholeAbuse that Banks uses to lock her up again]]) are things [[spoiler: she]] could not have anticipated, [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsSkill given her specific background of learning insider trading from Martin and acting from Seibert]]]].Siebert]]]].



* DistractedByTheSexy: [[spoiler: How Emily manages to activate the police tracker on Seibert.]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: [[spoiler: How Emily manages to activate the police tracker on Seibert.Siebert.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Banks gets Emily readmitted to the ward in almost exactly the same way that Emily backstabbed Seibert just one scene earlier.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Banks gets Emily readmitted to the ward in almost exactly the same way that Emily backstabbed Seibert Siebert just one scene earlier.]]



** [[spoiler: The exit signs prominent during Emily's first two episodes]] could be a subversion. On the one hand, they have no relevance to the plot, but they could also be symbolic of [[spoiler: Emily's plan to leave ("exit") with the money she got from Seibert]].

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** [[spoiler: The exit signs prominent during Emily's first two episodes]] could be a subversion. On the one hand, they have no relevance to the plot, but they could also be symbolic of [[spoiler: Emily's plan to leave ("exit") with the money she got from Seibert]].Siebert]].
13th Apr '14 5:40:45 AM DavidCowie
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* ProductPlacement: Dr Banks drinks Red Bull, uses Apple laptops and Blackberry phones, and drives a BMW.

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* ProductPlacement: Dr Banks drinks Red Bull, uses Apple laptops and Blackberry phones, and drives a BMW. Crazy people drive Volkswagen.
13th Apr '14 5:38:02 AM DavidCowie
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* TookALevelInBadass: Banks starts off as a polite, well-meaning, and competent psychiatrist. After [[spoiler:Emily and Siebert ruin his life]] he becomes a ruthless, full-blown {{Magnificent Bastard}} in the course of exacting his vengeance.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Banks starts off as a polite, well-meaning, and competent psychiatrist. After [[spoiler:Emily and Siebert ruin his life]] he becomes a ruthless, full-blown {{Magnificent Bastard}} in the course of exacting his vengeance.vengeance.
* WhiteCollarCrime: why Emily's husband was in jail. [[spoiler: Also, it is possible to make money on the stock exchange by betting that a company's shares will go down, rather than up. If you know that a pharmaceutical company's new anti-depressant is going to get some very bad publicity for its side effects, then it's a pretty safe bet.]]
2nd Dec '13 7:52:19 PM JIKTV
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* ColourWash: many scenes have a warm yellow tint, especially in the first half of the film.

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* ColourWash: ColorWash: many scenes have a warm yellow tint, especially in the first half of the film.
25th Aug '13 3:31:35 PM DavidCowie
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* ColourWash: many scenes have a warm yellow tint, especially in the first half of the film.


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* ElectricTorture: Threatened. [[spoiler: After Dr Banks's suspicions about Emily start to harden, he takes her to see an electro-convulsive therapy session in the secure hospital. He tells her that it's a very effective treatment for depression, "but who knows what it could do if there's nothing wrong with you?" ]]
25th Aug '13 2:59:20 AM DavidCowie
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* FridgeBrilliance: Might seem a tad odd that Seibert had several intimate details about a client she treated four years prior ready to divulge right off the top of her head. [[spoiler: Makes a lot more sense when you realize they were romantically involved.]]


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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Dr Banks interviews an agitated Haitian in untranslated French, but then summarises the conversation for the cop who brought him in. The man had seen his dead father driving a taxi: apparently grieving Haitians often see the dead. [[CultureClash "Weird for us, normal for them."]]
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