Intimate Drama Delivers
This is a poignant look at a character with an addiction. It's also a a great drama about a brother and sister relationship. The standout acting and directing helped pull me into this story and it carried a satisfying emotional weight. Fassbender is the center of this film and he gives an outstanding performance. The film does earn it's tainted NC-17 rating, but more for it's adult themes and maturely handled storytelling than it's use of multiple sexual acts. The movie actually desensitizes it's sex and nudity, because of the way it's used as part of the story. I find myself liking this more on repeated viewings.