Are You as Excited as I am to see "Side Effects"? Enter to WIN a trip for 2 to NYC to See it!!

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I’m kind of ridiculously excited to see Steven Soderbergh’s new movie “Side Effects” after just viewing the trailer for it.

It looks interesting, suspenseful, totally thrilling, and very provocative. The moody lighting, choice actors, and sensual music, together intensify these feelings, beckoning me to go out and see it February 8th when it’s released. If I’m being completely honest though, I’m a teensy bit apprehensive to watch it, even though I want to so badly. It’s a catch-22 because I have a hint of a phobia surrounding pills -and medication in general, and just viewing the trailer stirs up that emotional anxiety. But that’s the point of suspense thrillers, right?

Jude Law makes such a perfect villain, which the trailer sort of suggests he is, though it kind of hints at all the characters being the villain, which I LOVE too. The guessing game of trying to figure out who dun it, is my favorite part.

Side Effects movie stills

When I was in the depths of my panic and anxiety stricken years, one of my major fears {that would then cause more anxiety} was that I’d lose control and harm someone or something that I loved dearly. The trailer sort of hints that “M” murders someone without having any recollection of it. EEEEK!! So exciting in a movie, but a complete and total irrational fear of my own. Of course I know I’d never ever harm anyone, which is why these scary invasive and intrusive thoughts used to cause me so much anxiety. But what if the medication so many are prescribed for anxiety caused these sort of side effects? In today’s world, it’s a relatable topic.

Though I think Channing Tatum is much better and more likable in comedies, I’m actually interested to see how he plays this character, especially since I’m not quite sure what category his character falls into. The same goes for Rooney Mara… she’s so intense and direct usually, which I feel here as well, but this character has a softer side I haven’t really seen her play yet. It’s also nice to see Catherine Zeta-Jones again and playing a smaller roll than we’re used to.

When all is said and done, even though I have completely conflicting and also terrifyingly anxious feelings about watching this movie, I actually can’t wait to see it. I think it’s going to be really really good.

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Why are you excited to see Side Effects?

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98 Comments

  • Ginger

    January 21, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see Side Effects because I love these type of thriller movies… and Jude Law! 😉

  • Ginger

    January 21, 2013 |
  • ashley

    January 21, 2013 |

    Looks good, I’ll go see it for sure!

  • Megan

    January 21, 2013 |

    I am so excited to see this movie. Looks intense!

  • Raych

    January 21, 2013 |

    I would love to see this movie!

  • Raych

    January 21, 2013 |

    I tweeted about the giveaway! r.com/MbyDesignBlog/status/293431473955028993

  • Kasey

    January 21, 2013 |

    I’m a huge fan of Jude Law, so of course I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie!

  • Olivia

    January 21, 2013 |

    I can’t wait to see “Side Effects” because I love the actors and the suspense genre. Going to NY to see it would make it all the sweeter 🙂

  • ShopNear.Me

    January 21, 2013 |

    The trailer looks interesting…

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  • Pamela

    January 21, 2013 |

    I want to watch this movie, despite it looking kind of scary! Enter me in!
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  • Kee

    January 21, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see because I am confused and need answers! 🙂

    Side note: the official rules page is coming up as blocked/restricted, is there any way to fix that to get a second entry? Thanks!

  • Megan Howard

    January 21, 2013 |

    I’m so excited because 1) Channing Tatum is so yummy And 2) I love these kinds of movies! Jude Law is good stuff too! I want to win 🙂

  • Tara Wells

    January 21, 2013 |

    This movie looks amazing. And you can never go wrong with Jude Law and Channing Tatum. Gorgeous.

    wells_taral@hotmail.com

  • John

    January 21, 2013 |

    I LOVEEEEEE thrillers! Can’t wait to see Jude Law as Mr Bad Guy 🙂 Would love to visit NYC for the first time too!

  • Chrissyfeen

    January 22, 2013 |

    I would love to win this prize!!

  • Anonymous

    January 22, 2013 |

    I love thriller movies, NYC, Jude Law and of course your blog!! I am a lurker but decided to come out of “lurkdom” to comment on this post!! So, my name is Frances Bales and my email is fbales6060@gmail.com. I do not write a blog but love reading them. Thanks for all your fashion and DIY inspiration and I am loving your new home!!

  • Anonymous

    January 22, 2013 |

    I want to see the movie because of the side effects that Jude Law and Channing Tatum cause me to have! Kat of kksdelights@yahoo.com

  • Audrey

    January 22, 2013 |

    I love Rooney Mara, and this looks like a great thriller!
    aawinyard at msn dot com

  • b.b.

    January 22, 2013 |

    Such an exciting giveaway! I hadn’t heard about the movie yet but now that I’ve watched the trailer I am super excited to see it. I absolutely love thrillers but it is so rare that a good one comes along. I feel like alot of recent movies have pretended to be thrillers and then quickly turned into gory horror movies. But this one looks like it will actually have some twists, and I’m have high hopes! And it doesn’t hurt that Channing Tatum, who’s one of my favorite actors lately is in it as well. 😉 Excited to see how he plays this more serious part. Thanks for the chance!

    Take Care 🙂
    -Brianne
    lamj3@yahoo.com

  • b.b.

    January 22, 2013 |

    Also tweeted about the giveaway! 🙂

    -Brianne
    lamj3@yahoo.com

    https://twitter.com/mixxienotmexie/status/293543635230806017

  • K

    January 22, 2013 |

    Honestly? I sort of just want to see if Catherine Zeta-Jones gives a good performance. I feel like her acting has tapered in the past few years… and I’m all about suspenseful movies.

    ~K

  • Dessa

    January 22, 2013 |

    Who wouldn’t want to see this new movie. Looks very good

  • skii_gurl95

    January 22, 2013 |

    I am excited to see “Side Effects” because 1) Jude Law 2) I love thrillers and 3) Jude Law!

  • may

    January 22, 2013 |

    I SO want to see Side Effects. LOVE Jude Law!

  • Anonymous

    January 22, 2013 |

    I rarely care for most movies but this one Really sounds like a part of my life i really could be the main character although i would not be acting it would be real life almost!!!!!!!!!!I would enjoy watching Catherine Zeta Jones i think she will be amazing in this role,as ever,,,,,,,MARTHA AT BERRYCHERRY63@HOTMAIL.COM

  • Paulina

    January 22, 2013 |

    Besides Channing, I want to see the movie because it’s a thriller and want to see what the side effects that come on those drug commercials could really look like. Freaky!

  • Katie

    January 22, 2013 |

    I am so excited to see this movie. I love all the actors indivdually and am excited to see how they all work together.

  • Anonymous

    January 22, 2013 |

    I have a fear of pills, and it’s going to take a lot of energy on my part to take them if and when I might need to. I’ll take (if I have to) 1/4 of one allergy pill, and that always works good enough for me!

  • Kerry

    January 22, 2013 |

    I’m excited because I love suspense movies and this looks like it has some great actors in it too!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Kerry

    January 22, 2013 |

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/293750544579825664
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  • Elizabeth

    January 22, 2013 |
  • Elizabeth

    January 22, 2013 |

    I love thrillers so this is my type of movie.

  • *starr fish

    January 22, 2013 |

    Reasons why I’d want to see “Side Effects” 1) Steven Soderbergh is the director, 2)Great ensemble cast and 3)Looks like it will be a film that’s full of surprises.

  • Allie Gunter

    January 22, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see “Side Effects” because the cast looks amazing! Also, a trip to NYC would be perfect because my best friend lives there, and I miss her terribly. This would be a perfect Girls Night 🙂

    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

  • Jacquelynn Knoll

    January 22, 2013 |

    Hi Maegan,
    First and foremost love your blog. I would be excited to see this move I NYC because, that is where my hubby and I got engaged years ago. After marriage, kids, illness and life, it would be a great date night for us! We could celebrate our accomplishments and see how the city has changed.
    BR, Jacquelynn K.
    http://www.knollcreations.wordpress.com

  • Jennifer

    January 22, 2013 |

    “One pill can change your life.”

    This is both a thrilling — and terrifying — thought. I like the mental cud chewing that this statement instigates, and the idea of there being side effects to both medications and human actions is intriguing.

  • Apaul

    January 22, 2013 |

    Love the look of the movie! I can also sympathize with the irrational fears about doing crazy things.. anxiety :/

  • agatewood1

    January 22, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see this because the cast is AMAZING and the movie plot sounds like one we would love! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

  • agatewood1

    January 22, 2013 |
  • terrid614

    January 22, 2013 |

    what an AWESOME giveaway!!! i am uber excited because i LOVE a good movie full of suspense and who would not want to drool over these HOT men! thanks for hosting!!!

  • erinkathleen

    January 23, 2013 |

    ooo…exciting! I love these kinds of movies, but don’t watch them very often because they sort of terrify me too. what a conundrum! 🙂

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • glitzyblues.com

    January 23, 2013 |

    I’m excited because I LOVE a good, suspenseful movie with tons of twists, which it seems like this movie has [and also seeing Channing Tatum!!] and seeing it in my dream city would be even better!!!

    rpierc11@utk.edu

  • glitzyblues.com

    January 23, 2013 |
  • Anonymous

    January 23, 2013 |

    RobinsonStefanie at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

  • rachel

    January 23, 2013 |

    It looks intense but compelling. Maybe a good matinee movie…not right before bed! haha

  • Jessica

    January 23, 2013 |

    So excited/kind of scared to see this one. It would be awesome to do so in NY!

    It so scary to think of all the meds we take and how it may or may not effect us in the long run. I mean, I literally have anxiety about taking anxiety meds. It’s ridiculous.

    Plus, Jude Law and Channing Tatum in a movie togeter can’t be all that scary!

  • Jessica

    January 23, 2013 |
  • chambanachik

    January 23, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see this because I really love psychological thrillers…and Jude Law isn’t too bad either. 🙂
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • Sophia

    January 23, 2013 |

    Thiller + Jude Law? What’s not to love? Count me in.

  • Anonymous

    January 23, 2013 |

    I like Catherine Zeta-Jones and this file looks interesting
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  • LAMusing

    January 23, 2013 |

    I like Jude Law and I love a good thriller!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

  • LAMusing

    January 23, 2013 |
  • wigget

    January 24, 2013 |

    i’m excited because i love jude law

  • Elle

    January 24, 2013 |

    I love Steven Soderbergh films! Especially the Ocean’s trilogy.

  • Elle

    January 24, 2013 |
  • laroyal

    January 25, 2013 |

    I’m super excited about the movie b/c it looks incredibly suspenseful and has an amazing cast!

  • laroyal

    January 25, 2013 |
  • Lindsey @ I Run in Heels

    January 25, 2013 |

    The preview sold me. I am very intrigued about what those pills might have made her do. Here’s my Twitter tout: https://twitter.com/iruninheels/status/294920680699478016

    lindsey(dot)marcus(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Courtnee

    January 26, 2013 |

    I’m interested in seeing Channing Tatum handle a role that is so different from what he usually plays. I’m kind of obsessed with thrillers and can’t wait to see this one!

    quirkybride(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Emily N.

    January 27, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see Side Effects because I like the actors that are in the movie.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

  • Emily N.

    January 27, 2013 |
  • Amy

    January 27, 2013 |

    My hubby and I love this kind of movie. I’m excited to watch it and I’ll invite him to go on a date night with me. Super excited for Side Effect.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Amy

    January 27, 2013 |
  • frawesomepants

    January 28, 2013 |

    I’m excited because Steven Soderbergh is terribly interesting, and Rooney Mara is incredible.

  • Betty C

    January 29, 2013 |

    I’m excited because I love a good thriller, especially when I can’t guess the ending. I can’t wait to see this one.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Shannon

    January 30, 2013 |

    Channing Tatum! Plus, it looks like a good thriller!

  • Shannon

    January 30, 2013 |
  • Georgia Caudle

    February 1, 2013 |

    It looks so good!!!!!!!!! Love a good movie.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Georgia Caudle

    February 1, 2013 |

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/297137033674121216

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  • cw

    February 1, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see it because it is a great cast lineup

  • Karina

    February 1, 2013 |

    i want to see Jude Law

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  • Karina

    February 1, 2013 |
  • MollyRancher

    February 1, 2013 |

    Looks great! And two hours of Jude Law and Channing Tatum isn’t so bad 🙂

  • Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

    February 4, 2013 |

    I’d love to go see this movie with my hubby; looks like a fun movie but not too freaky. I hate scary movies :-O!! Oh and the guys are handsome 🙂

  • Julia

    February 4, 2013 |

    I’d love to see Rooney Mara in a new movie.

  • Betty C

    February 4, 2013 |

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/298477346200113152

    willitara {at] gmail [dot] com

  • Wehaf

    February 4, 2013 |

    I love psychological thrillers, and this one looks great – besides, I love anything with CZJ.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  • LivisMom216

    February 6, 2013 |

    I LOVE a good thriller!https://mobile.twitter.com/account

  • Megan, TfDiaries.com

    February 6, 2013 |

    How freaking awesome is this movie going to be?! Such an awesome cast -eep!

  • Gina Wildorchid

    February 6, 2013 |

    I am excited to see it because the cast looks awesome!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Gina Wildorchid

    February 6, 2013 |

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299183523657551872

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  • My-cliffnotes

    February 6, 2013 |

    This movie looks soo good and I love Jude Law!

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  • slehan

    February 7, 2013 |

    I want to see it just because of the actors and the director.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • slehan

    February 7, 2013 |
  • Anonymous

    February 7, 2013 |

    Jude Law is always nice to see.

  • Monet

    February 8, 2013 |

    I’m really excited to see this movie too. I love a good thriller, and this one has a great cast and an awesome director too. Can’t wait!

  • Elisabeth

    February 9, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see Side Effects because I love these kinds of movies that keep you thinking!

    vandango33@gmail.com

  • Elisabeth

    February 9, 2013 |
  • DeniseL

    February 9, 2013 |

    I always love a good, keep-you-guessing-til-the-end thriller!

    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  • DeniseL

    February 9, 2013 |
  • Anash

    February 11, 2013 |

    im not totally sure why!! Thanks for a super giveaway! My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Anash

    February 11, 2013 |

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/300820328647639041
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  • Erica Best

    February 11, 2013 |

    looks like one of them movies everyone is going to be talking about.

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    February 11, 2013 |
  • Tom Smith

    April 30, 2013 |

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    May 3, 2013 |

    I’m excited to see Side Effects because I love these type of thriller movies… and Jude Law! 😉
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    May 21, 2013 |

    I am excited to see “Side Effects” because 1) Jude Law 2) I love thrillers and 3) Jude Law!
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  • Myacandheat

    May 22, 2013 |

    I’m kind of obsessed with thrillers and can’t wait to see this one!
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