Sassy Gay Review of THANKS FOR SHARING; I’m Addicted to Hating Gwyneth Paltrow
Not really, but it seemed like a clever title for the post … although I do hear that denial is the first step on the long road to recovery …
Thanks for sharing, this week I wanted to see “Battle of the Year” because you can always count on dance films to be craptastically awesome. However, my friend dragged my ass to the artsy comedy, “Thanks for Sharing”. Adam is a sex addict, who is 5 years strong in his recovery. His controlled world of celibacy encounters a rocky patch when he decides to start dating Phoebe, a woman with her own sordid past with addictions and relationships. As the characters attempt to navigate the tumultuous waters of recovery and healing, they find the demons they thought caged and controlled, are lying just beneath surface.
From the previews I thought this was going to be another dumb, slightly ridiculous romantic comedy where audiences witness the situational humor of life as a sex addict. What I got was a charming, thoughtful, deeply poignant view into the world of addiction, perseverance, and recovery. I was not prepared for the onslaught of emotions I was going to experience during this movie. Perhaps the film could have delved deeper into the dark and gritty world of addiction, but then the film would have morphed into some weird offspring of “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” and “Traffic”, which, though sounds interesting, probably would have sucked beyond the telling of it.
The film is beautifully cast and even though I dislike Miss Gwyneth Paltrow with a fiery passion of god, I found her and Mark Ruffalo’s chemistry to be one of beauty and magic. They share those subtle awkward moments prevalent in new relationships and develop a witty repertoire that is as wonderful as it is annoying. Besides, any movie that features my favorite hunk of man daddy meat, Mr. Ruffalo, is a winner in my book. Perhaps a little surprisingly and not at the same time, is the breakout performance by pop singer Pink. I absolutely adored her which is saying something cause most of the time I dread films that feature any musician or singer. I give Thanks for Sharing 4 Xs out of 5, do yourself a favor, save the dance movie for Redbox, and see this film
Posted on September 27, 2013, in Ceezon Critiques, Hot Men, Movies, RomCom, Sex and tagged Addiction, Battle of the Year, Drugs, Film Critic, Gwyneth Paltrow, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Josh Gad, Mark Ruffalo, Movie Review, Pink, Radio, Recovery, Redbox, Reno, Romantic Comedy, Sex, Tim Robbins, Traffic. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.