You get a very talented ensemble, but the material just isn't strong enough, leading to a lot of star power, but no staying power.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Writer/director Stuart Blumberg got me to care about the characters and their fate to a degree all too rare in medium-sized American dramas.
| Original Score: 4/5
A likeable, well-meaning muddle of a movie, Thanks For Sharing takes the light road through the serious sex addiction of three New Yorkers.
| Original Score: 3/5
Thanks for Sharing might best be described as being like Steve McQueen's sex-addiction drama, Shame, if it were rewritten by Neil Simon at his most schmaltzy.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's frankly exhausting to keep up with these neurotic over-sharers, who are neither serious enough to care about nor humorous enough to laugh at.
This self-conscious oddity can't decide whether it wants to be an indie-earnest reappraisal of the rigours of chronic dependency, or a slightly racy romcom with a saucy topical edge.
| Original Score: 2/5
Wildly inconsistent in tone, it is impossible to know whether the film aspires to comedy; it's certainly not funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
An occasionally by turns dull, moving, funny, sobering and oddly explicit drama which feels a bit like Mike Leigh deflating Sex And The City.
Next week we shall be drawing parallels between compulsive telly watchers and members of the French Resistance. Ludicrous.
| Original Score: 1/5
The result plays like a dramatized self-help book: useful if you're in therapy but not much fun for the rest of us.
Thanks For Sharing did not leave me wanting more but less. And demanding a cinematic court order that comedy and drama live apart for a while, or at least until they can share the screen in harmony.
| Original Score: 4/10
Thanks but no thanks.
Engaging, low-key and thoughtful comedy-drama with a sharply observed script and a trio of terrific performances from Ruffalo, Robbins and Gad.
Tonally the film is all over the rink, but it leaves you more convinced and entertained than you'd expect.
Even if we've never been to a 12-step meeting, an intelligent script and sharp performances help us see ourselves in these characters and situations.
At least most of the cast is appealing, with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, and Alecia Moore (better known as pop singer Pink) delivering the uninspired dialogue with relative finesse.
Mature sex addiction dramedy has some highs, but also lows.
When Blumberg's film heads into more melodramatic territory, and attempts to impart lessons about what it means to live and love, it feels - and apologies for the phrasing - masturbatory.
The film settles into a more predictable pattern in the second half, when each of its three stories plays out an inevitable conflict that causes their demons to manifest themselves in melodramatic ways before allowing for a chance at redemption.
It's a romantic comedy about sex addiction but somehow it pulls off the premise. Director Stuart Blumberg takes some unlikely material for the genre and makes it work.
| Original Score: 3.5/5