Thanks for Sharing Thursday, 09 July 2020

Thanks for Sharing

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Mildly addictive.

  • Starring:

    Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit, Alecia Moore, Carol Kane, Emily Meade, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Michaela Watkins, Poorna Jagannathan

  • Directed by:

    Stuart Blumberg

  • Running time:

    112 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Couples have bedroom sex. People are punched, slapped, wrestled, pushed, sexually harassed (workplace; public transport), touched inappropriately. Suicide attempt (overdose), self-harm (slapping), nervous breakdown, objects sledgehammered/smashed, bicycle crash, stealing (assumed), lying, frottage. Child abuse discussed, suicidal thoughts, DUI, wrecked car, jail time mentioned. Shouting. Blood/gore: Cuts, bruising, nasal cannula.


    Nude couple having sex. Pictures of naked and half-naked women (billboards, magazines). Pornographic movies, internet pornography, erotic magazines. Masturbation, frottage, lap dance, striptease. Kissing, breast-fondling, groping, undressing. Flirting, ogling. Sexual banter, sexual-themed discussion. Sex addiction, contracting STDs, seduction, promiscuity, sex addiction, libido, virginity, prostitution, one-night stands, multiple partners, daddy issues, affairs, infidelity discussed. Sexually-suggestive exercise videos, lap-dancing, provocative dancing, grinding, writhing, role-playing, S&M.Shirtless man, man in underwear, woman in underwear. Skimpy clothing, revealing clothing, cleavage.


    Alcohol (spirits, wine). Vial of pain pills. Blow, rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, drug addiction, alcohol addiction mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, mocking behaviour. Derogatory terms for females, slang terms for genitalia. Sexually explicit language. Racial references. Jokes about the Amish, ejaculation, eating habits. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, Jewish mother, urban stereotypes.


    Sexual addiction, temptation, abstinence, recovery, trust, relationships, sobriety, accusations, rehab, unsafe sex, infidelity, dysfunctional families, marital issues, appropriate behaviour, familial support, normality, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), survivors, father-son relationships, hope, responsibility, personal demons, 12-step programs, therapy, advertising.


    Job loss, estranged son. Hospital, addiction meeting settings. Breast cancer, abortions, contracting hepatitis-C, affair with married man mentioned. Vomiting, shaving, nervous tics. Crickets cooked and eaten.


    Ambitious, effective, believable, engaging, smart, bold, credible, well-meaning, absorbing, realistic. Frank topic treatment, multidimensional characters, well balanced, hilarious cameos, genuine performances, great chemistry between Paltrow and Ruffalo, reasonably honest script, subtle moments.


    Erratic, flippant, conventional, odd, misfiring, unsatisfying, uneven, unfunny, shallow. Abrupt tonal changes, romance feels forced, sporadically entertaining, poorly executed, manufactured tension, flails toward end, lacks depth, one-note narrative arcs, lame comedy, doesn't know what to say, wasted cast.

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