Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
For four years, Emily Taylor has awaited the release of her husband, Martin, from being imprisoned for insider trading. Finally, Martin comes home, but Emily feels just as bad as she did when he was incarcerated, and she sinks into a deep depression. After her failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks prescribes a series of medications. When those don't work, he gives Emily a new medication, but the drug leads to ruined lives and death.
This was a slow movie to start out, but it was one of those movies that you really have to stick with for the movie to get going. The movie and story are very interesting. The story takes you on a bit of a ride. You sit and really try to figure out what is going on in the movie.
The acting was pretty good in the movie. The cast was strong, but it was not my personal favorite selection of actors. It almost seemed like that wanted big name, but these were the only ones that they could get. It just felt like it was borderline B rate. Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones have not been doing as much as they use to. They are still good actors, but they are getting older, so they are starting to be pushed aside to make way for the less talented.
This movie is a good adult thriller. The main downfall of this movie is that it is completely forgettable. In ten to twenty years, this will be one of those movies that only a few people will remember. In my personal opinion, it is not a rewatcher at all, but it was good to watch one. Enjoy.
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