movie: Thanks for Sharing
starring: Mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad
format: Netflix Canada
plot; A group of sex addicts share their pitfalls and life experiences.
This ends up being less about the type of addiction, and more about general recovery and dealing with the things that trip people up when dealing with such difficult issues.
I want to say this movie is braver then it first appears.
This is done by couples, even though one isn't even an actual couple, they are just two of the members of the treatment center. I don't know if the script was written that way to make it feel more balanced?
Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow's storyline has them in a brand new relationship where it's a case of who's being true and who's in total denial? Each character grows to understand what they are really fearing and why they are hiding behind their own addictions. His being the sex addiction and her's being afraid of death.
The character played by Tim Robbins, is in the long term marriage, only after being there for everyone else, he's avoided his son; who's also addicted to drugs/alcohol. The dynamic is more about how father and son are tip toeing around the feeling of loss and lack of attention. Each acting out against the other, but never admitting when they are in the wrong.
The Josh Gad and Pink storyline, sees a character who is acting out because he feels ignored and cut down. Through the first half of the movie, he is portrayed as being a screw up, but by the end; he's the one who has come through for everyone else.
You can't go into this movie thinking it's just some raunched up flick, cause it's anything but. It takes a serious look at the personal relationships; the cause and affect of choices that we as humans make when feeling out of control.