THE PLOT THUS FAR
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad and Alecia “Pink” Moore shine in an unconventional romantic comedy that follows the topsy-turvy lives and loves of three obsessive characters: an overachieving environmental consultant (Ruffalo), a stubborn small- business owner (Robbins) and a wisecracking ER doctor (Gad). They meet in a support group- and set into motion a life-changing journey filled with laughter and surprises.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Thanks for Sharing” is a film about sex addicts. Sex addicts in the sense that they used to bone, but now they sit around and whine together. There’s a ton of victim mentality on play that’s set against forced romantic comedy melodrama. There’s a little bit of flesh onscreen, but it’s not going to tantalize the audience. It’s there to commit to the illusion that this film might be something that would willingly tackle such a complicated issue. But, that’s like saying that “Return to Me” is about the merits of organ donation.
Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow are the central focus of the film, as they try to frame how an addict can return to the dating field. Thankfully, Ruffalo plays the addict so we get to miss out on long winded Goop speeches. I feel bad that Josh Gad and Alecia Moore didn’t get more time. They seemed to understand the script better and actually worked as a real couple dealing with addiction. But, I guess I ask too much from movies like this.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital HD copy, deleted scenes, featurette, commentary and gag reel. The A/V Quality sports a clean 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track gets a lot to do for a dramedy. That’s what we call a light-hearted affair that gets few laughs, right? In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 01/07/2014