The film shows the difficult relationship between the family, but at the same time quite distant from each other people. The film’s protagonist Brandon is a very successful businessman, owner of the well-furnished apartments with a magnificent view of the city. But, nevertheless, in his soul there’s a hole that he tries to fill in random connections with random people. Brandon despises permanent relationship and family values so much that even in nothing puts the relationship with his own sister, which in turn does not leave attempts to reach him.
I want to note magnificent game of actors. Michael Fassbender looks very organic in the role of emotionally cold, but extremely seductive Lothario. In contrast to this the film shows his sister sissy, emotional instability which are revealed in many details: cuts on hands, suicidal tendencies, nervous persistent phone calls, an uncontrollable desire for proximity, and so on. It is worth noting that sissy and then apologizes and asks for forgiveness even where it is completely innocent. Such openness and sincerity is often put out of her brother. Carey Mulligan looks great in this role, defenseless, but infinitely strong girl.
It is also worth noting the high level of work of the Director and screenwriter of this film. For viewing, the viewer can’t shake the feeling that he’s not just watching the life of the protagonist, but how would spying on him. So that at times it becomes really a bit ashamed and embarrassed.
The film teaches careful and attentive to those around you, who loves you and needs your support.
It is a pity that almost nothing is said about the past of the main characters, about “how they daylilys to such a life”, it always was between them such relations, and how they have become such as steel.
The viewer can only guess about the further fate of a brother and sister. Whether repentance Brandon truly purifying, and whether Sessil, finally, he gets closer?
7 out of 10