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Side Effects (2005)

A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Adell ...
David M. Ames ...
Dr. Jakobs (as David Ames)
John Apple ...
Plant Manager (as John L. Apple)
Ron Baumgartner ...
Business Man @ Plant
Collin Spencer ...
T. Bates (as Collin Bernhardt Spencer)
Bill Bolz ...
Scary Man (as William Bolz)
Stacy Brickson ...
Nathan Caracter ...
Recruiter
Tom Christianson ...
Dr. Michaels (as Tom Christensen)
Nathan Connor ...
Janet Cresson ...
Tom Curtis ...
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David Durbin ...
Dan (as Dave Durbin)
Lee Ernst ...
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Karly Hert is hired by the Braden-Andrews to work as pharmaceutical sales representative persuading doctors to prescribe drugs from Braden-Andrews. Karly feels a moral dilemma with her unethical job, but is seduced by the salary, car, bonus and benefits offered by the corporation. When Karly meets her former rep Zach Danner, they fall in love with each other. Karly gives herself a deadline of six months to quit her job and she decides to be honest with the physicians. The result increases the market share of Braden-Andrews and Karly is promoted; receives a BMW as an upgrade. When the anti-depressive Vivexx is approved by FDA, Karly finds that there are medical reports showing liver issues hidden by the industry. Karly is nominated by Braden-Adrews to the award Industry Rep of the Year and she needs to take a decision. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love is a drug! See more »

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Rated R for momentary language and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

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Efeitos Colaterais  »

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Trivia

Although unrelated to Steven Soderbergh's movie of the same name, both movies deal with the side effects of a fictitious anti depressant and the way the pharmaceutical industry deals with such issues. See more »

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It seems that almost every time the one or more characters walks in front of a window, you can see the crew in the reflection, especially car windows. See more »

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WALK THOSE SHOES
Performed by Heathrow
Written by Fletcher / Kurth / Lahl / White
Courtesy of Easter Records
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Really awful
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The screenplay is beyond clunky and obvious, and sounds as though it were written by a high school freshman. The supporting actors are painfully hammy. The film quality was lacking- out of focus half the time, and it seemed as though it were shot in full screen but being shown wide screen. The concept is there, it's just the execution that kills it all. Katherine Heigel had cute moments, but overall could not overcome the bad material. This is a movie that needed to be made, but should have been made well. The pacing drags, and the "wacky" jokes fall through. Don't waste your money. There are some indies that should never see the light of day, and this is one of them.


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