There are many ways a visit to the cinema can make you feel uncomfortable. There are the squirm-inducing comedies such as Borat. The so-unfunny-I'm-embarrassed-to-be-here alleged comedies such as Midgets Vs Mascots.
I was originally a bit sceptical about this rather awkward, bizarrely plotted movie about rural America, running at close to two hours.
Dan (the deservedly Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher in an inner-city Brooklyn school. He’s also a drug addict.