Sick people make things up in this UK trailer for Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS

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This UK trailer is actually the second one for Steven Soderbergh’s latest flick, Side Effects, but I’m just going to go ahead and call this “el trailer numero uno” based on the fact that the first made about as much sense as a Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance commercial. At one point, Rooney Mara and Jude Law were jousting with salamis on golden unicorns while Channing Tatum tried eat off his own face.

No wait, that’s just a dream I recently had. Man, these new antidepressants I’m on is making me loopy. I hope I don’t kill somebody today.

“Side Effects” is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.

The first trailer (the real first trailer, I mean) painted Jude Law in a far less favourable and sympathetic light, but it’s rather clear now that Catherine Zeta Jones will be villaining it up in this one. She almost seems to curse her abundance of estrogen as she now has an embarrassing lack of mustache to twirl.

The last science-y thriller that Soderbergh was involved with as Contagion which I rather liked for its unconventionally realistic approach, so lets see if he can make like Mike and work his Magic to elevate this above the usual “Is she or isn’t she crazy?” plot mechanic that this trailer is hinting at.

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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