If you are familiar with Gaspar Noé’s work, then you will know that to watch any of his movies is always a challenge and this movie was maybe his most challenging effort so far. I mean, it was pretty obvious that Noé will come up at some point with a very sexually explicit feature and you might wonder if he will top this in the future. First of all, I want to point out that even though I liked the posters (what can I say? I’m just a big pervert…) but they actually gave the wrong idea. Indeed, there was actually no close-up of a vagina during the whole thing and the threesome was just one event taking place during this relationship so I don’t think these posters were really representative. Anyway, personally, I have always been interested by a mainstream feature with some very explicit or even non-simulated sex and Noé gave it a try here and I think he mostly succeeded. Indeed, most of the sex scenes were well done and usually in a tasteful way and, in the contrary to ‘9 Songs’ which a similar attempt done by Michael Winterbottom, they took the time to develop the characters which was really appreciated. Still, I can’t say it completely worked though. First of all, the damned thing was just too long. I mean, you had here a movie focusing on 2 characters and their relationship which was fine but for more than 2 hours, they didn’t do much, except having a lot of sex and some random conversations so I think they could have easily removed 30 mins. The other problem I had is that the characters were not bad but not really fascinating either. I didn’t help that they didn’t seem to have a regular day job and the main character was basically a real douche-bag, cheating on his girlfriend multiple times and yet displaying also a really annoying jealous behavior. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, I thought it was a decent watch and I think it is worth a look but you should definitely be aware of its content before watching the damned thing.