Jul 14, 2012

SHAME (2011)

Let’s talk about sex. Reader discretion is advised. First of all, Michael Fassbender deserves extra credit for his involvement. I realize not everyone is willing to play in thiz kind of controversial subject. Just like me, at first I also had a reluctance to review thiz movie. But on second thought, thiz movie is too good to miss. Previously, Michael Fassbender made his presence known with a breakthrough role as Magneto in the blockbuster movie “X-Men: First Class” (2011). Thiz time, Michael Fassbender plays in thiz controversial erotic drama about a successful New Yorker who looks ordinary on the outside, but on the inside he’s struggling to hold himself as sex addict. At the same time, he has personal responsibility to protect his sister (Carey Mulligan) from the harsh realities of the outside world. There are some full frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes, involving two main characters, Fassbender and Mulligan. But it’s acceptable. Eventually you will come to understand that it’s for the depth of storytelling. Michael Fassbender displays his acting versatility, just like he did in “Hunger” (2008). He can explore his complex character attractively. Carey Mulligan also shows a little bit of her singing talent here. The man behind thiz psychological movie is Steve Mc Queen. Nope, of course not the famous legendary Actor, just the same name. His directing is provocative and effective. Sometimes he adds some relaxing piano instrumentals to calm the situation. Thiz movie invites us to contemplate something that may enlighten us. Sex is a basic part of human nature. Even each of us sometimes has a tendency to direct sexual desire toward the opposite sex. But you have to see it thiz way, in your heart you know that no one deserves to be treated as a sex object. The explanation is simple, because they might also be someone’s sister, daughter or mother, and vice versa. Once you realize that, then you will be able to see sex differently. It’s just because we are all human.

Stars : 7/10
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Jonny Fendi

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  1. Anonymous8:36:00 PM

    btw why do you think Brandon didn't have sex with the pretty black woman?

  2. I would say "almost". But I do not really know what happens after "the fairy tale". lol. So why do you think the other way around?

  3. This is just my opinion, but I think Brandon might have feelings for her. I also think that Brandon, judging by his condition, is afraid of commitment or emotionally attached to another. That girl is his co-worker and I think it's a bit awkward for him. IMO :)

  4. @Fariz: I completely agree with you, that's exactly how I felt. Brandon's fears commitment and he's not sure with himself. :)