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Thanks For Sharing Reviews

October 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2013
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.
September 30, 2013
Be warned: viewers may experience a violent urge to shake the characters, one by one, and tell them to get a life.
September 21, 2013
After the bleak brilliance of 'Shame,' this is an almost sunny look at sexual addiction. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is never quite crazy or funny enough to transcend its "disease-of-month" template.
September 20, 2013
First-time director Blumberg does a fine job and makes some brave choices.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2013
This feel-good look at a condition many refuse to acknowledge as a disease skips the self-pity and gets right to the heart of the issue: namely, the very real problems sex addicts have in creating interpersonal relationships.
September 20, 2013
Most of all, there's Ruffalo, who in his scenes with a very good Gwyneth Paltrow, plays a man who, with heartbreaking vulnerability, is straining to normalize himself. It's a major performance in a minor movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2013
The arduous trail to recovery from sex addiction gets cushioned with soap opera suds and romantic comedy shtick in Thanks for Sharing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 20, 2013
You can admire the skill that has gone into the shaping of these scenes while also rejecting their ultimate aim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2013
This comedy is cringe-inducingly lame and the dramatic turns are visible as far in advance as utility poles on the prairie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 20, 2013
Blumberg juggles comedy and drama here before going predictably dark (as addict tales tend to do), but he's more circling his subject than nailing it down.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" has several nice moments and understated insights, but it never quite gets to the heart of its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2013
A well-meaning, sporadically entertaining and ultimately formulaic look at the struggles of a group of recovering sex addicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2013
Most ... of the movie never transcends a screenwriting formula that makes you uncomfortably aware of the machinery driving it all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2013
Wait, wasn't this supposed to be a comedy? Or, if it's a drama, shouldn't these characters be more developed? Doesn't Ruffalo deserve a better movie? Don't we? So many questions; so little to see.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2013
Though the film is tonally inconsistent, the overall empathy with which characters are presented, and some topnotch performances, help blunt the story's stumbling moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
September 19, 2013
Blumberg is an efficient, easygoing storyteller.
September 19, 2013
Blumberg's film spends its running time showing us that sexual addiction is a disease like any other, and it does a convincing job. It's elsewhere that the film falters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" is what Variety would call a "twelve-stepper"-an engagingly didactic drama about addiction and recovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
The character arcs intersect so schematically that at times the film feels like a game of 12-step bingo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" ultimately feels empty. It doesn't share enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is an odd film: The sex-addict business is treated with an uncommon level of detail and honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
It's surprisingly wise, funny and affecting, thanks in part to a sensitive script, and in part to a strong ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 19, 2013
Thanks for Sharing is all over the place trying to find a tone, but it knows where its heart is.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
"Thanks for Sharing" is redeemed by a reasonably honest script and strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
A movie about disease and addiction should be messy and unruly. And while it happens so quickly and piles on a lot of drama, it's essential for audiences to venture right into that horrible center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
Solidly grounded performances from almost all the cast members wind up playing second fiddle to navel-gazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
September 19, 2013
Works much better as an act of earnest education than as, well, comedy or drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 18, 2013
Substitute his sex addiction for, say, alcohol or cocaine, and it's a tale that's been told countless times.
September 18, 2013
It means well, but finally, it's a lighthearted film that is ultimately weakened by too much star wattage. Thanks For Sharing would have been better as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2013
I am powerless to control my addiction to this kind of talky, theatrical, pseudo-therapeutic picture, which doesn't mean - as with other kinds of addictions - that I'm entirely happy about it.
September 17, 2013
Blumberg doesn't exempt his characters from responsibility, nor does he keep himself at arm's length. He's right there with them, one day at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2013
A winsome mix of funny, harrowing, and smart, it's most commendable for making characters who are addicted to bad behavior-and who refuse to blame themselves for it-somehow exceedingly sympathetic.
September 16, 2013
A compassionate and frequently funny look at sex addiction that rolls out too many pat developments to muster much depth.
September 12, 2013
This tone-deaf misfire can't decide whether it wants to be a broad comedy doling out raunchy slapstick laughs or a serious drama about our porn-saturated age of sensory overload.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 12, 2012
The film can't quite find its footing as either a drama or a comedy, and near the end it's actively sliding off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
September 10, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised.