I am a psychology major so it appealed to me as I analyzed the characters. Also JRM is good in these types of roles; tortured and good looking. The movie itself is slightly quiet, very still and might require more than one viewing. My uncle called it boring, and I suppose the movie is rather tedious. I wouldn't call it a love story, but an abuse story. The settings are beautiful, the music gorgeous, and the rawness of the film startling in some scenes. If it were stills I think the movie would be better appreciated, but as a movie the message should be lost, and the tone is underwhelming. The final scene, while pitiful, makes one happy the story is over.