innerathlete saidLoved this movie, from start to finish. Personally didn't need anymore back story, thought it made it more universal to know less. It was clear they both suffered when they were younger. Just an overwhelming, heartbreaking movie. The way he lit up on his one proper date was so sweet.
I LOVED THIS FILM. Steve McQueen was so subtle in the mysteries of this film. Initially there was a lot of foreshadowing that was slowly revealed towards the end of the film. Watching the film was like meticulously putting together a puzzle and I appreciated that aspect of the film. The fact that not everything is spelled out for the audience,
at first I thought it was unfortunate that the backstory of Brandon and his sister was not exposed to the audience. However its cool that the director chose to leave hints here and there as to why they are so messed up. It's because they were products of neglect, and or sexual abuse/exploitation as children.
This scene hints to Borderline Personality Disorder / Multiple unsuccessful suicidal attempts from the sister. Not really Glen Close Fatal Attraction, but unfortunate. Wrist cutting as a teenager hints to early childhood abuse. I feel for both of the characters.
She goes on to state "We are not bad people [brother], we just come from a bad place."
I like how they didnt hit the audience over the head with the background story, what it does do is show a raw portrayal of how addiction, in this case lack of intimacy / sexual lust, overwhelms and disrupts a seemingly normal successful, good looking man with a seemingly bright future.
EDIT fuck i cant talk, im way too sleep deprived to make sense right now.