Thanks for Sharing is about sex addiction, but it is as far removed from Shame as it could possibly get, especially since it mines the subject for laughs. How far we’ve come in a year. Thanks for Sharing stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Josh Gad (Love and Other Drugs)
From the Academy Award nominated writer of The Kids are All Right, Thanks for Sharing is a touching and unpredictable comedy that follows three sex addicts as they struggle to function in society while maintaining meaningful relationships. Along the way, Adam (Ruffalo) attempts to forge a relationship with Phoebe (Paltrow), a wildly independent and beautiful woman who has sworn off dating addicts after breaking up with an alcoholic. Mike (Robbins) is married to his high school sweetheart, but becomes as addicted to his 12 step recovery program as he does to sex. Neil (Gad), on the other hand, hides a camera on his tennis shoe to secretly film up women’s skirts – all while trying to convince his friends that he can live a life without sex. Throughout the film, they each deal with their addictions in different and hilarious ways in this unusual and sweet comedy.
The film also stars Joely Richardson, Carol Kane, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Patrick Fugit and Pink. Thanks for Sharing opens August 9 in the US.