Adam (Mark Ruffalo) has just reached the 5-year mark in his sex addiction sobriety with help from his sponsor Mike (Tim Robbins). New-comer Neil (Josh Gad) seeks out Adam's help hoping that he'll be his mentor, but Neil doesn't have the same maturity and continues to harass women at work, on the street, and on the subway. Adam has also just met Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who might be perfect for him, but Adam hasn't been in a relationship since he recognized his addiction to sex, and Phoebe doesn't date addicts. As Adam navigates the romantic relationship waters, Mike struggles connecting to his former drug-addicted son who has just returned home, and Neil develops a relationship with another woman in his sex addicts group, but a platonic friendship might be exactly what he needs. Written by
This is the second starring role of rock star Pink, who used her given name Alecia Moore in the credits for this film. Her first film was Catacombs (2007). See more »
When Dede phones Neil to receive support not to go to her ex-boyfriend's place, Neil is wearing a brown T-shirt while speaking on the phone. However, as he's rushing off to meet Dede, he's wearing a blue polo shirt, which he later ends up puking all over. Dede offers him a change of clothes, but when he leaves Neil's suddenly wearing the blue polo shirt again, only now it's been magically cleaned.As he bikes home from seeing Dede, he's wearing a pink shirt instead. See more »
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Review: For years, the subject matter about sex addiction has carried a certain stigma that someone is a pervert, but this movie proves otherwise. It shows that ordinary every day people with normal life's can be addicted to sex and that it's a hard addiction to deal with. That's what made the movie a joy to watch because this subject matter hadn't really addressed. The acting from the all star cast, was brilliant and they made the movie believable and enjoyable. Even Pink put in a great performance and her role was chosen well by the director. Each character shows how they deal with there addiction and the trouble that it can cause in there everyday life's. It's definitely one of those movies that will change peoples perception on the addiction and I'm glad that the director also showed that women can also suffer from this disease. In all, a great watch and one not to miss. Great Movies!
Round-Up: It's good to see Tim Robbins back on screen after being missing for a while. His role was also chosen well by the director, as well as Mark Ruffalo and Gwenyth Paltrow who showed the addiction from a different angle. It's a shame that movies like this don't get the big Hollywood treatment because it will be forgotten even though it is a great movie.
Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $1million
I recommend this movie to people who are into there dramas and a group of people who suffer from sex addiction. 7/10
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