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Rated R · 100 min. · 2013

Comedy, Drama



Yet another misguided film that goes about painting a revealing yet non-judgmental view of sex addiction: But unlike Shame, which portrayed sex addiction too grimly, or the upcoming Don Jon, which plays it for laughs, Thanks for Sharing tries to have it both ways—and ends up failing almost immediately. Mark Ruffalo is a former sexaholic who worries that his years of meaningless freaking will prohibit him from having a healthy relationship with a breast cancer survivor (Gwyneth Paltrow). Tim Robbins is a sanctimonious serial 12-stepper who can't seem to make amends with his son (Patrick Fugit), also a recovering addict. And Josh Gad once again serves as roly-poly yet pathetic comic relief, playing a doctor/pervert who seriously needs to get his shit in check after he gets fired for looking up his superior's skirt with a hidden video camera.


See our full review: <i>Thanks for Sharing</i> is an unsatisfying, relentlessly depriving experience

Thanks for Sharing is an unsatisfying, relentlessly depriving experience

Debut director Stuart Blumberg gives us a lazy, smugly plotted tale full of dull characters who all share a common characteristic: They think they're wise and worldly, but they're really just selfish fuck-ups. »

Director: Stuart Blumberg
Writer: Stuart Blumberg and Matt Winston
Producer: Miranda de Pencier, David Koplan, Bill Migliore, Leslie Urdang and Dean Vanech
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit, Carol Kane, Pink, Josh Gad, Emily Meade and Michaela Watkins

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