The best thing about this movie is the characters are not black and white. The movie is shown through the eyes of a delinquent teenage girl named Mia. Michael Fassbender is brilliant as the charming boyfriend Mia’s neglectful Mother brings home one day. He shows Mia a kindness she has never received before and she struggles to understand it. There’s a voyeuristic quality as nothing feels rehearsed and the film doesn’t judge the characters for their actions.
If you are not yet on the Michael Fassbender is a genius and completely hot bandwagon, this movie will convert you. It is streaming on Netflix, so no excuses. You’ll thank me later.