The movie was about a psychotic break down. It wasn't going to be about puppies and flowers. I didn't think the acting by Natalie Portman was that great, but I can appreciate the work that went into the film. I enjoyed "The King's Speech" much more. This has never been a movie aimed at kids, but it really made me think about mental illness. I don't think the sex scenes were gratuitous, but to each their own. It was part of the ongoing story of a descent into madness.