‘Thanks for Sharing’ Review: 12-Step Dramedy Addicted to Clichés

“I have a lack of impulse control,” says Adam (Mark Ruffalo), and that’s putting a very fine point on it. As a recovering sex addict, just walking in New York City is a minefield for him, with lingerie billboards and stylishly dressed women on every block testing his sobriety.

Adam’s is one of several intertwining stories in “Thanks for Sharing,” a comedy-drama from “The Kids Are All Right” co-writer Stuart Blumberg. And while it focuses on a different kind of 12-step meeting than we’re used to seeing on screen, it slips too easily into an all-too-familiar addiction narrative: Gut-spilling, backsliding, confrontation, hypocrisy and redemption will all be ticked off the checklist by the final scene.  Read More...



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