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Thanks for Sharing

MPAA Rating: R for language and some strong sexual content.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Romance Comedy Drama
Length:
1 hr. 52 min.
Year of Release:
2013
USA Release:
September 20, 2013 (269 theaters)
DVD: January 7, 2014
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How can I tell if I’m getting addicted to pornography or sex? Answser

Tips on how to deal with sexual addictions—pornography, cybersex, phone sex, masturbation, etc.

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

Sex, Love and Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.

husand that tightly controls his wife and son

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

Featuring: Mark RuffaloAdam
Gwyneth PaltrowPhoebe
Tim RobbinsMike
Joely Richardson
Patrick Fugit
Alecia Moore … Dede
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Director: Stuart Blumberg
Producer: Class 5 Films
Olympus Pictures
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Distributor: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate

“Life is a journey you never have to take alone.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “On the surface Adam (Mark Ruffalo), an over-achieving environmental consultant, Mike (Tim Robbins), a long-married small-business owner, and Neil (Josh Gad), a wisecracking emergency-room doctor, have little in common. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. Confident and successful in his career, Adam is afraid to allow love back into his life, even if that means losing a chance to start over with smart, beautiful and accomplished Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow); Mike's efforts to control his wife, Katie (Joely Richardson), and son, Danny (Patrick Fugit), as tightly as he does his impulses are tearing the family apart; and Neil is still deeply in denial when befriended by Dede (Alecia Moore), who has just begun to take her own small steps back to health. As they navigate the rocky shores of recovery, Adam, Mike and Neil become a family that encourages, infuriates and applauds each other on the journey toward a new life.

‘Thanks for Sharing’ is a dramatic comedy about a group of unlikely friends brought together through their shared determination to recover from sex addiction and forge meaningful relationships for the first time in their lives. Three undergo a 12-step treatment. Throughout the film, they each deal with their addictions in different and hilarious ways in this unusual and sweet comedy.”

How can I tell if I’m getting addicted to pornography or sex? Answser

Tips on how to deal with sexual addictions—pornography, cybersex, phone sex, masturbation, etc.

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

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Movie Critics

…The sex-addict business is treated with an uncommon level of detail and honesty. It’s kind of a bummer, in fact, tainting Blumberg's breezier, goofier rom-com aspirations. Ultimately, it’s the romance that feels forced and phony, not the group meetings, the confessions, the anguished moments alone.
—Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

…Although the characters are three-dimensional, the simultaneous crises and last-act resolutions are a little too neat for a movie about the messiness of life. The effect is an implicit endorsement of AA-style programs and their one-day-a-time philosophy. Don’t bother looking for the fine print that says “Your mileage may vary.”…
—Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

…A smug, humourless film about recovering sex addicts that drips with political and emotional correctness… [1/5]
—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

…a strong cast and a script that keeps you involved with the characters, even as they run a predictable route of struggle and qualified triumph. … [2½/4]
—Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

…wraps things up too neatly… The ensemble comedy about the pitfalls of sex addiction stumbles, but it's worth seeing. … [2½/4]
—Claudia Puig, USA Today

…A superficial and misguided comedy-drama about sex addiction… comes off as superficial and trite. Lazy, too. … [1/4]
—Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

…The longstanding strife between Mike and his son is the most resonant story. As they reopen old wounds that will be hard to heal, “Thanks for Sharing” finally gets to the heart of the matter. But most of the rest of the movie never transcends a screenwriting formula that makes you uncomfortably aware of the machinery driving it all.
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times

…A compassionate and frequently funny look at sex addiction that rolls out too many pat developments to muster much depth. …
—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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