Last night I was invited to the premier of a movie called “Side effects”. The organizers tried to make the event “special”, so that it would differ from the usual film session, therefore we were welcomed by “nurses”, who treated guests with champagne and pills; consequently there were also prize drawing and exhibition with human phobias. I will refrain from criticism regarding the implementation of all that features, after all they matched the film topic, so the appropriate atmosphere was created.
As for the film itself, I was pleasantly surprised, it wasn’t so bad! Without revealing the plot I would say that there is a couple of unexpected turns and the actors played well, especially Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
But what is really important is that the film made me think about the current situation with all these pills from depression and sessions with psychotherapists.I am not a doctor and I’ve never been in depression (well, maybe once, I am not sure), but I think that medical treatment should be used when there is nothing else could save the person. But what happens now is that pharmaceutical companies pay doctors for prescribing pills, so doctors might cure their patients with pills, even when other less dangerous methods can be applied.
Everything would be fine if there were no side effects…
P.S. A couple of days before I was selecting models for the Riga Fashion Week, it is a different story, but I think that you can understand everything from my skeptical look. –> Casting for Riga Fashion Week