Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Staring: Catherine Zeta Jones, Channing Tatum, Jude Law
A brilliant noir, psychological thriller and a satire on the mental health profession. The destinies of beautiful, yet troubled Emily who suffers from depression, and greedy and vain British Dr Banks intersect. She has experienced the good life until her husband is imprisoned and the future becomes uncertain. Dr Banks is the sinister psychiatrist who brings out Emily’s neuroses. A whole society is keeping anxiety at bay; the pharmaceutical industry is exposed as greed abounds and doctors sit on advisory panels (then pressurize them into corporate irresponsibility concerning drugs). Emily is both scared and scary at the same time, inspiring fear and fascination in us. A gripping and disturbing thriller.