"Side Effects" is Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical film, which should be enough of a reason to pay close attention to it when the thriller arrives in theaters. There's also this: Starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara, "Side Effects" is a throwback to sexy, neo-noir films like "Fatal Attraction" and "Basic Instinct."
"This was a kind of movie that used to be made a lot," Soderbergh said after a "Side Effects" preview screening at New York City's Walter Reade Theater on Thursday. "I don't know if it just got priced out of existence or what. […] They just kind of went away. I was really excited about the idea of doing an updated version of that."
In "Side Effects," Law stars as a psychiatrist who gets in over his head when a young patient (Rooney Mara) has an adverse reaction to some prescription drugs. Soderbergh's excellent theatrical finale -- he also directed the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra," which is set to air later this year -- arrives in theaters on Feb. 8, but you can watch an exclusive clip of the film above.