Apparently this reviewer, who I'm guessing is a newbie, is not a fan of Shion Sono. Nevertheless, he owes it to his readers to make it clear that his opinion is a matter of taste, not a judgement on the quality of filmmaking. Shion Sono is held in high regard, for good reason, at film festivals around the world. And while the story line in this film is admittedly not for the squeamish, everything else - writing, acting, Directing, editing, cinematography - is done with a craftsman's eye. The film is about transgression and doesn't owe its viewers a Hollywood ending.