DVD - 2012
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Cultivating a successful, independent, urban lifestyle in New York, Brandon manages to feed his sexual addiction until his sister moves into his apartment, disrupting his private life and recalling their troubled past.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen ed
Call Number: DVD F SHAM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Blu-ray disc


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Mar 16, 2020

Nasty pornography and a pointless story.

Jan 23, 2020

good movie if you like movies about messed up people,, you can definitely find better movies

Jan 05, 2020

Wow this movie felt like an adult movie at times. Fassbender is good, but I'm just not sure what the "Shame" is? Is it his addiction? Maybe I missed something with his sister and their upbringing, but lots to take in from this movie. It's good, but I'm not sure what the message is. Maybe I need to watch it again.

May 11, 2019

I saw this movie in theater and i enjoyed it very much seeing it now on DVD i still enjoy it. Great movie by Steve Mcqueen good acting too. Child abuse can really mess up a person life.

Mar 27, 2017

a seemingly normal clean-cut guy's life is turned upside down when his long-lost sister comes to town and drama ensues...

Mar 26, 2016

Reading from a script so natural it sounds ad-libbed leads Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan bravely bare body and soul. Their incredible performances give writer/director Steve McQueen’s profoundly unhappy story about two isolated souls seeking connection a dramatic punch which leaves you sitting glassy-eyed through the closing credits. Scenes of explicit sexuality are rendered melancholic, a score of orchestral arrangements and disco tunes sound mournful, and Carey Mulligan’s unbelievable torch song rendition of “New York, New York” even has co-star Fassbender wiping unrehearsed tears from his eyes. Compassionate towards its characters yet never lenient, Shame’s sense of grief and emotional sabotage backed by impersonal urban settings may not leave you feeling good, but it will leave you...feeling.

Feb 02, 2016

Great acting by the main characters. Michael Fassbender portrays the anguish over his dissatisfied sex-life brilliantly through his eyes and facial expressions. How sad that Brandon's addiction is so all-out desperate that the joy in his life, both in sex and in choice of partners, doesn't exist. May never have... one can only speculate. Some people just choose not to deal with their issues, so that’s what this film is all about...

Nov 14, 2015

why is this only available in blue ray??

Sep 12, 2015

Apparent traumatized man (Fassbender) and his similarly-situated sister conduct their lives in NYC through a series of meaningless sexual encounters in a vain effort to bury (or at lest mask) their damaged psychs. While I'm sure most New Yorkers are good folks, this movie portray a big segment of them as sluts, whores, gays, and other emotionally-damaged people who spend their time seeking "stranger-sex" non-stop.

Mar 14, 2015

I thought I was going to absolutely hate this movie from some of the descriptions here, but nothing could be further from the truth.

On top of being flat-out intelligent and well-written, this film is VERY subtle and nuanced, which is why it was so, so good.

This is absolutely NOT a porn flick by any stretch of the imagination--you really end up sympathizing tremendously with both the lead characters (Brandon and his sister), and why they do what they do. Brandon's desperation to his addiction is apparent from the start.

If you are the type of person who needs your movies simple, linear or explained to you, you won't like this film. But if you enjoy understatement and "showing and feeling" rather than telling, talking and explanation, you'll really, really like this one. McQueen did a helluva job here.

A very pleasant surprise--I don't watch many movies, but I'm glad I checked this one out. If you have any doubts, check out the Amazon reviews ( or the Wikipedia entry for the film (

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Jan 05, 2020

Sexual Content: Graphic sexuality

Nov 16, 2015

Sexual Content: Lots of nudity and sexual scenes. Definitely not for children.


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Jan 05, 2020

Sissy Sullivan: I'm trying, I'm trying to help you.

Brandon Sullivan: How are you helping me, huh? How are you helping me? How are you helping me? Huh? Look at me. You come in here and you're a weight on me. Do you understand me? You're a burden. You're just dragging me down. How are you helping me? You can't even clean up after yourself. Stop playing the victim.

Sissy Sullivan: I'm not playing the victim. If I left, I would never hear from you again. Don't you think that's sad? Don't you think that's sad? You're my brother.


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