The other night I went to a movie I knew absolutely nothing about nor had ever heard of. Sometimes I do that. It’s pretty hard to be disappointed if you don’t have any expectations. Well, I did have one expectation. I expected my invention of combing popcorn and Peanut Butter M&Ms to taste really good. Mission accomplished.
Anyways, I went to “Side Effects.” Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones are in it. So is Channing Tatum. Or is Tatum Channing? I can never remember. Whatever, he didn’t need to learn very many lines because he’s not in it very long (spoiler alert.) Maybe I should have put the spoiler alert at the beginning of the sentence. I will let history decide that.
Anywho, I loved this movie. It’s gripping, smart, moving and plausible. I guess I don’t know a lot about Jude Law but he was enjoyable as a psychiatrist caught in the middle of some shenanigans.
If you need car crashes, explosions, and chase scenes, skip this movie. If you want a witty film where you find yourself trying to figure out the “end game,” check it out. Definitely worth it.
Side Effects 3 out of 5 stars
Diet Coke, Popcorn, Peanut M&Ms