Based on 39 Critics
  • A film of startling humor and feeling. For that, director Steven Shainberg, who co-wrote the script with Erin Cressida Wilson, owes much to two remarkable performances. show more

  • Lee's journey of the body and soul is something else. Maggie Gyllenhaal makes it strangely touching, a revelation.

  • Pulls off a neat trick: It's a poignant, sweet-natured love story in which what most of us would call kinky sex - domination, submission, some enthusiastic spanking - is featured prominently, but not pruriently. show more

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