It's a new drama starring Michael Fassbender as a man who is struggling with a sex/porn addiction. It was harrowing and powerful and haunting. I highly recommend it for those on this site who are struggling with PMO addiction but must issue a warning that the movie depicts alot of sex and that may be a trigger for those doing a reboot.
I won't give much away for those who plan to see it, but I wanted to say what moved me most was how beautifully the film portrayed the hollowness of the character while showing how desperate he was to be free from the addiction. First of all, there was something surreal about seeing a handsome leading man on the big screen playing basically what we all feel at some point because of our PMO abuse...damaged, hungry for real affection, and helpless in the face of the addiction.
My respect for Michael Fassbender has grown so much not only because of his courage to play this kind of character in this kind of film, but because he nailed it. He gives a pitch perfect performance as a good looking NYC bachelor who is actually tortured inside as he moves from one sexual outlet to another. At times, I swear he must have used the list of symptoms of PMO addiction found this site to build his characterization. I recognized so many things about his behavior and patterns in me, it was eery.
Just so you don't get the wrong idea, it's not about a guy jerking off to a computer day and night -- the character in the film is a sex addict and has alot of promiscuous sex as well as overdosing on porn.
A great film and a beautiful performance.
Just thought I'd share this as some of you may be interested in seeing it. Based on its subject matter, it won't be in theaters long.