Matthew Lickona 4 p.m., Feb. 17
Thanks for Sharing
- Rated R | 1 hour, 40 minutes
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Less of an addiction drama, more of a recovery story, with a few nasty moments along the way. If Thanks for Sharing occasionally feels like too much of a polished and pretty rom-com/sitcom for a movie about the grotty horror of sex addiction (masturbation! frottage! prostitutes! upskirts! hepatitis! bad Daddy role play!), well, that's the point. Writer-director Stuart Blumberg wants to take the "ew, icky" curse off of all this behavior and just have a frank discussion about the issues. (It helps that he has the tremendously charismatic Mark Ruffalo to do the serious emoting, plus Josh Gad for painful comic relief and Tim Robbins for gravitas.) Topics: the difficulty that stems from addiction to a natural bodily function. The wrinkle-roadblock that sex addiction provides for romantic relationships. And most importantly, the way that broken people can help other broken people face up and get through. With Pink, Gwyneth Paltrow. 2013.
- Interview with Thanks for Sharing writer-director Stuart Blumberg • September 19, 2013