Promised Land (2012)

“Thanks for Sharing” is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Stuart Blumberg and starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, and Alecia Moore (better known as Pink).

The film tells the story of three men who are struggling with sex addiction and attend a 12-step recovery program. Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is a successful businessman who has been sober for five years and is starting a new relationship with Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), but finds it hard to open up about his addiction. Mike (Tim Robbins) is a fatherly sponsor to newcomer Neil (Josh Gad), who is trying to navigate his first steps towards sobriety. Meanwhile, Dede (Alecia Moore), a woman in recovery, becomes romantically involved with Adam.

As the characters navigate their relationships, work, and recovery, they also face the challenges and stigmas of sex addiction. The film explores themes of addiction, shame, forgiveness, and the power of connection and support.

“Thanks for Sharing” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast and the sensitive portrayal of addiction, while others found the film to be formulaic and predictable. Nevertheless, the film was noted for its honest portrayal of a topic that is often taboo and its ability to bring awareness to the issue of sex addiction.

Duration: 106 min.

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