Whether you take the concept of 'sex addiction' seriously, there is no doubt some people suffer from obsessive, compulsive behavior disorders, and this film does a fine job of illustrating this. It did need (besides a different name...what were they/she/he thinking?) more of a backstory regarding the lead character that could have better explained his behavior. Of course, some people could simply be born with this predisposition, but the film doesn't do anything in terms of explanations, theories. Kudos though to the underated Patrick Wilson for an excellent performance as the lead. His character's behavior is deplorable, but he still manages to generate some sympathy in his losing battle with his demons and self-loathing. I personally did not find the film cheap or exploitive, but many others have, so proceed with caution.