Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thanks For Sharing

Director: Stuart Blumberg

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit, Alecia Moore (Pink)

Set in New York this is comedy drama about six revering sex addicts. Likable, Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is celebrating five years of sexual sobriety and attends his 12-step meetings. His sponsor Mike (Tim Robbins), suggests he start dating again and he meets Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), a cancer survivor with her own personal issues. Meantime Adam’s son Danny (Patrick Fugit) has a drug problem which ‘causes his mother (Joely Richardson) much stress. Adam’s life becomes more complicated when he becomes a sponsor, to Neil (Josh Gad), an obnoxious, porn-addicted E.R. doctor who will lose his job because of his addiction. This is a well meant sporadically entertaining’ thirty something’s with addiction issues. ’ To its credit it does paint a sympathetic picture of addiction but in the name of light entertainment glosses over the uglier bits.

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