Michael Fassbender (Brandon
Sullivan), Carey Mulligan (Sissy Sullivan), James Badge Dale (David), Nicole Beharie (Marianne)
Sex is an addiction, shown here the way alcoholism was
displayed in Leaving Las Vegas (qv) and drug addiction was in Requiem For A Dream (qv), without boundries, warts & all.
Michael Fassbender is excellent as Brandon, a philanderous man
whose existence consists of walking around his apartment naked, cold showers, internet pornography and casual sex with numerous (& multiple) partners. His entire being is thrown into chaos
when his sister (played by the always-excellent Carey Mulligan) has to stay with him following her own troubles in her life.
It's a compelling, captivating watch exceptionally directed by
Steve McQueen (no not that one).
It is beyond me why Michael Fassbender's performance didn't
garner him a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars.
Definitely the most provocative movie of recent