Side Effects and Dinner at True Food Kitchen
While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments.
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The Movie: Side Effects
The Meal:True Food Kitchen
Personally, we were pretty stoked to see a thriller that targets Big Pharma and the over-medication of America. When we finally saw Side Effects, what we got was something slightly different, with the real villain being, unfortunately, greed.
Without going too deeply into the plot and divulging too many spoilers, Rooney Mara plays a depressed, semi-suicidal wife whose newly unimprisoned husband bears the brunt of her experimentation with prescription drugs after she sleepwalk stabs him to death.
facebook.com/SideEffectsMovie/ Rooney Mara is good at acting at acting depressed.
Her medication, an SSRI called "Ablixa," and psychiatrist, played by Jude Law, take the blame, but he has a hard time taking the fall and keeps digging for the truth. His search puts him in contact with her old psychiatrist (Catherine Zeta-Jones). After a bunch of twists and turns, which genuinely make the movie nerve wracking and exciting, you find out the truth about Ablixa, Rooney Mara's character and her accidental homicide. After about two hours of biting our nails, we decided to eat some real food.