Movie Review: Side Effects

Written by on August 30, 2005 in Health, Movies, Reviews

What would you do if someone gave you a lot of money to sell drugs? Legal drugs, that is, pharmaceuticals. Would you lie to make your sales quota? Would you conceal the truth?

A new indie movie called Side Effects tackles these issues head-on and does it with remarkable candor, humor, and balance. This is not some hard-hitting documentary that calls for dismantling “Big Pharma”. Side Effects entertains as it illuminates. This film, shot for less than $200,000, is a romantic comedy wrapped around an important message.

Written and directed by a former drug company rep, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, Side Effects is based on Slattery-Moschkau’s real life experiences in the industry. Timely, provocative, and entertaining, Side Effects opens on the heels of the Vioxx recall and greater awareness that something is deeply wrong with the pharmaceutical industry.

See the Side Effects website for a schedule of openings across the U.S. (World opening at Dallas’ Angelika Film Centre, Friday, September 9).

About Tony Cecala

Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.


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Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.

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