Thanks For Sharing

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.

Flicks Review

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 Gerd superstar

Sex addiction is an American invention that doesn’t exist. Are there no other problems on the planet then some upper class Americans wanking too much? Somebody should go and tell these characters to get a life.


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.


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49% of critics recommend.
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  • A frothy affair with typically strong turns from Ruffalo and Paltrow. Full Review

  • There's a generous pinch of very funny lines, mostly bestowed on Robbins. Full Review

  • A compassionate and frequently funny look at sex addiction that rolls out too many pat developments to muster much depth. Full Review

  • Most ... of the movie never transcends a screenwriting formula that makes you uncomfortably aware of the machinery driving it all. Full Review

  • The many-threaded approach makes it feel narratively rich and sophisticated, but it also shorthands and shortchanges some of the most interesting characters. Full Review

  • Blumberg doesn't exempt his characters from responsibility, nor does he keep himself at arm's length. He's right there with them, one day at a time. Full Review

  • Despite Gwynnie and her lingerie-clad lap-dancing, this sober, issue-based dramedy is preachy and a tad soapy, rather than provocative. Fine acting, though. Full Review

  • This feel-good look at a condition many refuse to acknowledge as a disease skips the self-pity and gets right to the heart of the issue: namely, the very real problems sex addicts have in creating interpersonal relationships. Full Review