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"SHAME"
(2011) (Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan) (NC-17)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A man's routine of dealing with his sexual addiction is thrown off kilter when his troubled sister arrives and stays at his New York City apartment.
PLOT:
On the surface, Brandon Sullivan (MICHAEL FASSBENDER) looks like any other man. He's handsome, has what appears to be a good corporate job working for his bar hopping boss and friend, David (JAMES BADGE DALE), and has no problem charming the ladies. But he's secretly a sex addict, obsessed with porn and sexual satisfaction, be that by himself or with strangers he meets for one-night stands.

Other than his work computer needing a cleaning due to porn viewing related issues, Brandon has managed to keep his addiction and his daily need to satisfy his related wants and desires secret from everyone. But that is thrown off kilter upon the arrival of his somewhat estranged sister, Sissy (CAREY MULLIGAN), a singer who unexpectedly shows up and decides to stay at his New York City apartment for an unknown duration.

With his routine interrupted, Brandon tries to deal with his addiction, his newfound interest in coworker Marianne (NICOLE BEHARIE), and his continued rocky relationship with Sissy.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They can't in theaters (due to the NC-17 rating), but may be enticed by the sexual content once this arrives on home video.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: NC-17
For some explicit sexual content.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER plays a corporate worker who, for the most part, has managed to keep his sexual addiction...


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