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(out of 6 reviews)
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Parent Written byjem314 April 27, 2012
AGE
18
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Excellent depiction of self-destructive behavior

First off, not a family movie. That being said it is a very well done, bleak depiction of sexual addiction and the destructive habits that can come from emotional damage. I have seen this movie critized for having unattractive sex scenes but it was obvious that was the intention. This movie shows the ugly truth of addiction, which could be applied to many other forms of addiction, and does not glorify the subject. At a parents discretion, it could be used as an educational tool and/or warning for older teens who may be heading down their own destructive path.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bywhitesoxbuff May 7, 2012
AGE
18
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Shame

Best movie of 2011
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written bychristian2011 December 15, 2013
AGE
18
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Film completely about sex addiction. For adults only. 18+

Shame is a highly provocative, poignant and dark psychological drama that excellently portrays the life, challenges, and obstacles of a sex addict. There's an exceptional amount of sexually charged, graphic sex scenes which includes full frontal nudity (genitals, buttocks), and nearly every kind of sex act you can think of (thrusting, vaginal/oral/anal sex, fellatio) but no actual penetration. These frequent scenes can be highly unnerving and disturbing to most viewers, which some include gay, lesbian, and bi. There's a considerably high amount of strong language (f**k, sh*t) including crude anatomical terms and graphic sexual dialogue. Drug use and drinking is also present, including the use of snorting cocaine. There's some violent and dramatic scenes involving a man and his sister which may upset some viewers, including an attempted suicide sequence (very bloody). Shame is an excellent film which interprets the challenges, struggles and morals of someone battling and succumbing to sex addiction. Definitely NOT for children under 17.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 12 year old Written byVlad22 August 20, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

NC-17 for a reason...

Not for kids, great for adults.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byAlexxis1995 July 17, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

A searing exploration of self-destructive sexual behaviors

A searing exploration of self-destructive sexual behaviors, Shame is an excellent, mature film. The actors are all top-notch, but Mulligan, with a colorful, touching and thin-skinned performance, is simply unforgettable in this role. Expect graphic sex and nudity, though, as well as a disturbing scene in which a character is covered in gore following a suicide attempt. The scene is brief but very realistic.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 30, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

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Families can talk about the movie's sexual content. What is sex addiction? Can it be treated? What are the real-life consequences of this kind of problem? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding relationships and sex, particularly when it comes to staying safe. Where and how does the title Shame come into play?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking