“Thanks For Sharing”

September 28th, 2013 at 10:32 am by under A Look at the Movies

Three-Star

Rated R

1 hour 40 minutes

Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad

I’m told that just like a recovering alcoholic, a guy taking the cure for sex addiction is also liable to fall off the wagon.

I’m talking about that quirky comedy “Thanks For Sharing”. How does Mark Ruffalo convince Gwyneth Paltrow that he actually suffers from sex addiction? She wonders if it’s a scam,  Something guys tell their wives or girlfriends when they’re caught cheating.

“Thanks For Sharing” starts off as a lighthearted comedy, before working its way into a darker, far more moody place.

With Ruffalo’s mania for keeping secrets and Paltrow’s insecure need to know, it’s just a matter of time before their relationship runs into friction.

As if one recovering sex addict wasn’t enough, the eccentric Jack Black look alike Josh Gad hooks up with an unlikely soul mate, pop star “Pink”, in her first acting role.

What a surprise! This odd couple actually generates some off-beat chemistry along with a fair amount of laughs. You’ll be thinking, now this is different.

You’ll be saying “Thanks For Sharing” if this is your style of comedy. “Thanks For Sharing” is often strikingly original trying to balance its humor with heart tugging sensitivity.

And by the time the final credits start rolling across the screen, I hope you’ll be saying Becker’s got the right idea, this picture’s good enough for three stars.

Like I said, if it’s your style of comedy.

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