"Side Effects," Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical offering before retirement, is out in theaters this weekend, which is good news for people who like good movies. The film -- a twisty thriller about a depressed young woman (Rooney Mara) who commits a crime after being prescribed some mood-altering drugs by her psychiatrist (Jude Law) -- is easily the week's standout release and one of the first great films of 2013.
With "Side Effects" unspooling at theaters now, HuffPost Entertainment is happy to debut a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which details how society's growing reliance on prescription drugs helped build a foundation for the film.
"I really loved the idea that [screenwriter Scott Burns] took a social issue -- a very zeitgeist-y issue -- and used it as a Trojan Horse to hide a thriller inside it," Soderbergh said during a special screening of the film last month.
Watch the special new look at "Side Effects" above. The film is out in theaters now.
For more on "Side Effects," check out this HuffPost Entertainment interview with Burns.