Shame

This temporally stretched essay on sex addiction seems more concerned with effects than causes, though an abusive past is indicated for two siblings, played by Fassbender and Mulligan. The classy cast, stylish minimalism and enough things going wrong sustain tension and suspense, but too many scenes plod multiple laps of the room to little effect.

That a misshapen childhood presages a maladapted adult is a point well made, but for value I’d have to recommend the earlier and not dissimilar McQueen/Fassbender outing Hunger, before this.

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