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Thanks for Sharing (2012)

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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

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Stuart Blumberg
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ruffalo ... Adam
Tim Robbins ... Mike
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Phoebe
Josh Gad ... Neil
Joely Richardson ... Katie
Patrick Fugit ... Danny
Pink ... Dede (as Alecia Moore)
Carol Kane ... Roberta
Emily Meade ... Becky
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Charles
Michaela Watkins ... Margo
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Kazhani
Natalia Volkodaeva ... Ana
Paul Urcioli ... Owner
Kenneth Maharaj ... Cabbie
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Storyline

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 napierslogs

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Taglines:

Life is a journey you never have to take alone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Katie: [Phoebe cries] Hey, what's wrong?
Phoebe: I just think I'm worried about this whole addict thing, you know.
Katie: Mmm-hmmm.
Phoebe: I mean I just... Do you ever worry that you'll be just humming along and then, he's just gonna veer off back into the darkness?
Katie: In my experience, the only way that I can do this is just to keep the focus on myself.
Phoebe: Meaning?
Katie: Meaning... ummm... What about my side of the street? What are my issues that I have to deal with? After all, I picked an addict... Says something.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.139 (2013) See more »

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This Year
Written by John Darnielle
Performed by The Mountain Goats
Courtesy of 4AD, by arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Realism with the breadth of light heartedness
24 February 2014 | by vanettelstarrSee all my reviews

I loved this movie!!! bravo for the brave souls who tackled it! I own a masters as a movie connoisseur, and have some familiarity with the 12 step program, myself. Amazing and righteously done! This film is so close to the experiences of an addict and or co-addict, that I was utterly convinced that the many who worked on this film really have a grasp on how quickly ones path can take a dark turn, if he/she is honest enough with themselves to broach this topic and turn themselves over to 12 step community and a higher power to get the help they need.This film elegantly captures the reality of "the life". Grace and nurture are definitely found and used, here, in the face of such grim subject matter of this film, which for some means life and death. This is a beautiful compassionate film which shows not only how tough relationships are in a "normal persons" life, but goes out of its way to show how much harder they are for those who face the imbalance of sexual/relational addiction in ones life; but it offers it in a compassionate mannerism of hope and faith in the light of such difficulties for those who are afflicted. WE still don't know what causes the mind this imbalance, but Im grateful that there are those out in the entertainment biz, who handle such delicate matters with a grace, compassion, love for our human brothers and sisters who suffer with this (and similar maladies), and maybe even offer a light to a better path...perhaps even an easier softer approach for many circumstance covered in this piece of work. Its not just a piece of art, but educational informative work and sometimes shows we can approach life with all the joy, humor and brevity needed to get us through one day at a time. Even one those played their part were showing the honesty of how humans behave and how forgiveness and love goes sooo far in the human condition of recovery. Thanks to all who worked on this film; its beautifully honest while being real.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Thanks for Sharing See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$536,591, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$1,065,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,499,442
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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