Film Review | Thanks for Sharing by Stuart Blumberg

thanks for sharing dvd coverI was really looking forward to watching this movie after seeing the trailer, but my enthusiasm just about stops there. Though I am a big fan of both Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, their performances and presence were not enough to off put the irritation I felt as a result of Josh Gad and Alecia Moore. These four people should not be in the same film. Gad is not funny as Ruffalo’s character dutifully points out in the film.

Thanks for Sharing is about a few sex addicts who admit they have problems and join an addicts group to fight their disease. Adam (Ruffalo) has been ‘sober’ for five years when he meets Phoebe (Paltrow) at a party and they hit it off. However, certain character flaws make their relationship spiral out of control causing Adam to have a relapse. Neil (Gad) is fired from his hospital job for gross (sexual) misconduct. He finds a friend in Dede (Moore) and they help each other stay strong. The most interesting and well developed storyline was that of Mike (Tim Robbins), his wife (Joely Richardson) and their recovering drug addict son (Patrick Fugit). Overall, I don’t recommend this movie. I’d have enjoyed Paltrow and Ruffalo together much more with a different plot.

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About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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