Adam, an environmental consultant, Mike, a long-married small business owner, and Neil, a wise-ass doctor, all seem like normal guys with little in common. That is just on the surface though, as all three men are at different stages of rehab, dealing with addiction. Sober for 5 years, Adam is afraid to start dating again, but when he meets Phoebe, a smart and beautiful woman, he begins to try and find love again. Stuart Blumberg's Thanks for Sharing has noteworthy intentions but unfortunately the film struggles as a whole to truly capture the daily struggle recovering addicts suffer. The cast in Thanks for Sharing is probably the strongest aspect of the film with Mark Ruffalo doing his best to keep the film's message relevant. The main problem is Thanks for Sharing feels almost like a whimsical version of Steve McQueen's Shame which isn't a good thing. The film is neither serious enough to be poignant nor humorous enough to be funny, floating in-between the two extremes which in essence gives the film little to care about. The script is pedantic in its examination of the rehab process but it never dives deep enough into the core of addiction, rarely showing any of the ugliness except for a few scenes that typically have too much humor involved. Stuart Blumberg's Thanks for Sharing is a surface-level examination of addiction that doesn't know the type of film it wants to be, it has no emotional staying power, delivering a serviceable, almost sunny look at sex addiction.
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