This evening I watched, Shortbus, a movie which was highly recommended by a few friends. Unfortunately, if you strip away the sex, I found it to be formulaic and predictable. The final few scenes were so highly telegraphed that I wasn't surprised. And, I definitely wasn't impressed.
I can see how this movie could have resonated with some people (Mike), but I don't think I can really go into that without giving away a large part of the film. How do film critics do that?
The acting was fine. The actors, especially "James," were good [and hot]. But, still ... I was left thinking, if it weren't for the sex, no one would have even noticed this film. Pretty blah.
If a film has to rely on sex scenes to be impressionable, it might as well try not to aim any higher than porn.