New Yorker Brandon lives in a high-rise apartment and has a well- paying job. He is also a sex addict who hides his shame behind this facade of respectability. The unexpected arrival of his wayward sister threatens to unravel everything.
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A masterpiece in my opinion. Gorgeous cinematography - it was very controlled and photographic, reminded me of an Antonioni film. The plot and overall mood reminded me of an Aronofsky film but I should stop comparing this to other movies because Steve McQueen has done an awesome job setting himself apart from all other filmmakers; I can't wait to see more from him in the future.
A painful & unsentimental look at sexual addiction in modern American culture. It's a worthy discussion. McQueen has brought us yet another gorgeously shot, deftly unfolding work of art, even more complex in both form & substance. There's nothing gratuitous about the film-making: it's certainly a dangerous story to tell, but McQueen never allows it to become vulgar or overly sentimental. A powerful character piece.
Sex addiction taking its toll on the soul. The inability to love, the obsession of the senses, the implosion of the internal, the inability to absolve oneself from guilt, the incentive of fantasy and the infinite, infinite disconnection. If this film doesn't break you, you're not watching it right.
Bon film MAIS ... le simple fait d'éprouver un sentiment de culpabilité à propos de sa propre sexualité (ou de son appétit sexuel) rend son propos discutable, voire contestable.
On peut débattre sur les rapports anciens entre le frère et la soeur, jouée par la magnifique Carey MULLIGAN.
I don't doubt that sex addiction is a thing, but there has to be a better way to deal with it than this overwrought, reactionary moan of a movie. The acting is very strong and it's great-looking, but in a kind of complacent, arthouse-by-the-numbers way. McQueen has no feel for New York, and the scene in the gay club is inexcusable (He's brought so low he gets a BJ...FROM A MAN! *a crowd of Victorians faint*).