Thanks For Sharing(2013)
Life is a journey you never have to take alone.
All-star dramedy showing the slow road to recovery for three sex addicts. Stars Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson, Josh Gad and Alecia Moore (aka pop star Pink). The directorial debut from the writer of The Kids Are All Right, Stuart Blumberg.
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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
Taking a considerably less histrionic approach to the topic of sex addiction than 2011's torment-fest Shame, this light drama manages to highlight the controversial affliction in a mature and impactful manner.... More
As Adam, a recovering sex addict coming up on his fifth year of abstinence, Mark Ruffalo engenders a large degree of empathy. He's frank and upfront about his problem, and it makes for a pleasant alternative to the sexual conquest-defined leading men that otherwise populate contemporary dramas.
Conflict arises when he meets Phoebe, a breast cancer survivor played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Adam has been encouraged by his sponsor Mike (Tim Robbins) to re-enter the dating world, but he can't bring himself to confess his problem to Phoebe.
Paltrow's sunny demeanour in the film won't convert the legions of Gwynny-haters out there, but her character rings true for the most part. Robbins treads in familiar territory as a recovery expert unable to address problems closer to home, and Josh Gad (Steve Wozniak in Jobs) even manages to make his frottage-inclined doctor sympathetic.
Considering its subject matter, Thanks For Sharing is a pretty breezy watch. Writer/director Stuart Blumberg got me to care about the characters and their fate to a degree all too rare in medium-sized American dramas.Hide
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BY freshdude superstar
The film definitely surpassed my expectations. At times funny, serious, or touching but always very human. Marked with several outstanding performances (including a great one from Pop singer turned actress Alecia Moore better known as P!NK) the film straddles a line between the dramatic and comic that is entertaining from beginning to end.