Just saw this at the Mill Valley Film Festival. This is Kevin Bacon's greatest performance. He is courageous to take on a role that is rarely, if ever, seen with compassion. There is no over- simplification here: he plays a child molester who is struggling to be normal. He is making progress and he is also failing. This is a film about forgiveness and redemption and fear. From a filmic point of view, it is a nail-biter as you find yourself hoping he makes it. There is also a subtle erotic interaction with his off-screen wife. This is a must-see for serious film goers. I hope that the culture we live in can accept the difficult subject and recognize an Oscar quality film from a new director.