|December 2, 2011 (Limited)
|Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Hannah Ware
|Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen
|Fox Searchlight Pictures/Alliance Films
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who drapes a shroud of regular-guy normalcy over a seething pit of sexual compulsion. Addicted to pornography and the release it provides, he keeps his distance from real relationships with women. Only one woman can get close to him: his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan). If Brandon can pretend to be average in public, Sissy has long stopped trying. Needy and impulsive, she crashes into Brandon's apartment on the verge of self-destruction. These two siblings bring out the worst in each other.