• Publication date: March 19, 2011

Side Effects

A pharmaceutical company's sales rep vows to leave the industry but becomes its star instead.

KarlyHert (Katherine Heigl) works for a pharmaceutical company, hawking its drugs to different doctors and hospitals, initially blinded by her job's perks despite some of its immoral practices.  Whether patients truly need the company's latest concoction or not, Karly is charged with selling it to their health provider.


Her new love interest, Zach (Lucian McAfee) convinces her to leave the industry within six months.  In that time she plans to nix marketing speak and tell doctors the absolute truth about the company's products.  Karly's brutal honesty surprisingly boosts her sales tenfold, but the masquerade must soon come to an end.


Directed by: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau




  • Katherine Heigl
  • Lucian McAfee
  • Dorian DeMichele
  • Dave Durbin