Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Comedies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Comedies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

Watch: Mark Ruffalo Can't Stop Doing It In Trailer For Sex Addiction Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 26, 2013 at 1:14PM

Who would have thought that sex addiction would become kind of... passé? Once a sort of taboo disease that made great fodder for tabloid talk shows, it's now positively mainstream, sitting alongside alcohol and drug addition as a treatable affliction you can learn to live with, with most folks now having a better understanding of what it's all about. But the movie world has yet to truly tackle the subject ("Shame" being one of the most high profile in recent years), but "Thanks For Sharing" will take a stab at it.
0
Thanks For Sharing, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo

Who would have thought that sex addiction would become kind of... passé? Once a sort of taboo disease that made great fodder for tabloid talk shows, it's now positively mainstream, sitting alongside alcohol and drug addition as a treatable affliction you can learn to live with, with most folks now having a better understanding of what it's all about. But the movie world has yet to truly tackle the subject ("Shame" being one of the most high profile in recent years), but "Thanks For Sharing" will take a stab at it.

The first trailer for the movie has arrived, and sells it as the lighthearted dramedy it is. Mark Ruffalo stars as a sober sex addict, who enters a new relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow, who has yet to learn of his disease. Meanwhile the ensemble also includes Josh Gad, a sufferer mentored by Ruffalo, trying to get his desires under control, and a surprisingly good Pink as another character trying to prevent themselves fucking anything they can. But, it doesn't really work.

As we wrote in our review out of TIFF, the film "stretches itself both too thin and conventional across two hours that feel both too long and too short... Never quite as deep or probing as it thinks it is." And you'll be able to judge for yourself when "Thanks For Sharing" opens later this year. Watch below.

Thanks For Sharing, Pink, Josh Gad
Thanks for Sharing, Stuart Blumberg

This article is related to: Thanks for Sharing, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates