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kevintporter’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Much to admire, but unsettling!
I might be too sensitive and I'd rather hear from non-males about it, but I've never seen a depiction of sexual assault in a movie/tv show and said to myself "this is good and worth it for this fictional drama, we need to see this and it's necessary for the story"
I know it's different when it's a woman telling the story (and even more so when it's a woman's true story to tell), but it's kinda insane that we as a human species have gotten to the point where we're so bored that the things we make to amuse ourselves sometimes contain re-enactments of the most horrific thing that could happen to a person. Maybe I'm a prude or a Puritan (or even worse a fuddy-duddy!) but the world feels rife with trouble enough. I want to have empathy, I want to understand trauma, I just don't know if I need to SEE IT.
Also Robert Pattinson is very good in the movie!