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Side Effects

She may have been worried about her sanity before, but after Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) takes a drug prescribed by her physiologist (Jude Law) her reality truly spirals out of control. Get the movie review and more. »


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Sexual Content: --
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Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2013
Video Release: 21 May 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Side Effects Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence with some blood and little detail.

- Depictions of stabbing, slapping and electrocution.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Disturbing scenes that may have an adverse psychological impact.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity that include breast nudity, female frontal nudity and some detail .

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references and innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, sexual references, and mild cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Tobacco use.

- Prescription drug use.

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