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Side Effects Movie Quotes

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"Side Effects" movie quotes follow the twists and turns of this psychological thriller in which one woman commits murder after being prescribed anxiety medication by her psychiatrist. The film was written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh who previously saw success with the "Traffic," "Erin Brockovich," the "Oceans Eleven" series, "Contagion" and "Magic Mike." Previously titled "The Bitter Pill," "Side Effects" opened in US theaters on February 8, 2013.

In "Side Effects," Rooney Mara portrays young wife Emily Taylor, a woman who fell in love with her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum), then fell into a deep depression after he was sent to jail. Upon his release, she consults successful psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) for help getting back to normal. After consulting with Emily's former shrink, Dr. Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Dr. Banks decides to put Emily on a new drug, Abixa.

Initially, Abixa seems to be the miracle drug for Emily as she feels much better while taking it however strange things begin to happen, such as Emily sleepwalking. This gets real serious real fast when one morning Emily awakes to a murder scene in her home. Claiming to have no idea what happened, Emily brings in Dr. Banks, rather than an attorney, to the criminal proceedings leading everyone to wonder if Emily is to blame for the murder, the drug or the medical care she received from Dr. Banks.

"Side Effects" is sure to make moviegoers think but it's not the only one on the minds of movie fans with other movies also getting attention such as "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
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    How Are Things Going?

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    Dr. Jonathan Banks: "How are things going for you?"
    Emily: "I can finally sleep. I have some energy. We had sex."

    After taking the Ablixa for some time, Emily reports back to Dr. Banks on how her life has improved as a result. As far as anyone can see right now, all is going well now with this drug regimen.
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    Maybe She's a Candidate

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    Dr. Victoria Siebert: "Prozac, Welbutrin, Effexor… Maybe she's a candidate for one of these newer meds, Ablixa."

    As Dr. Banks and Dr. Siebert discuss Emily's treatment, Dr. Siebert suggests that Emily may see results with a specific new drug that is being tested. It's this quick mention that sets off a chain of events no one could have predicted.
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    Whoever Makes This Drug

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    Martin: "Whoever makes this drug is going to be rich."

    Following what appears to be a pleasurable session in the sack for Martin and Emily, Martin comments on how great Emily's new depression drug, Ablixa, is for both of them. It's almost as if it's too good to be true.
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    Someone's Been Murdered

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    911 Operator: "911, what's your emergency?"
    Emily: "I need help. Someone's been murdered."

    Upon waking up to blood all over her home and a dead body, Emily phones 911 to report a murder. At that point, she does not appear to have any memory of the crime though the evidence points toward her as the suspect.
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