Shame is a cold look at the impact of addiction on a person's life. The film is beautifully shot and masterfully edited. The colour palate of winter New York really adds to the cool feeling.
While some may find this film to be shallow and unfeeling, I believe that is how you are supposed to feel. Addiction takes over peoples lives and leaves them hollow, without any purpose except getting the next fix and easing the pain.
Absolutely astounding acting by both Fassbender and Mulligan.
Be aware that there is full frontal nudity (both genders) and numerous sex scenes, so you might not want to see it with your mum.
A full review can be found at An Online Universe