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Thanks for Sharing

Published January 26, 2014

Thanks for Sharing

Film info

  • Title Thanks for Sharing
  • Director Stuart Blumberg
  • Year 2012
  • Run time 1hr 52m
  • Genres
  • Tagline Life is a journey you never have to take alone

From first-time director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids are All Right), comes a sharply comic and deeply moving look at a very different kind of modern family. This haphazard family is forged by three men trying to navigate life, love and the emotional land mines of New York City while recovering from addiction. Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Broadway star Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) anchor a stellar ensemble cast in a story about the kind of friends, who, no matter how wild their rises and falls, always put each other back together again.

Background info

Title: Thanks for Sharing Director: Stuart Blumberg Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 52m

“On the surface Adam, an over-achieving environmental consultant, Mike, a long-married small-business owner, and Neil, a wisecracking emergency-room doctor, have little in commen. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. As they navigate the rocky shores of recovery, Adam, Mike and Neil become a family that encourages, infuriates and applauds each other on the journey toward a new life.”

Live blog

2:56 - Seems like one of those things you don’t really notice is everywhere until it’s a problem. 8:04 - “I always wanted one of your touchy-feely rocks.” 9:57 - Not having a TV or a laptop. Not fun. 11:41 - She looks like Phoebe! 12:54 - I do miss flipping the flip phone. Always good to mess about with. 15:16 - It’s P!nk! I love P!nk. 16:17 - I think the blue stripe is so we know she’s not being P!nk. 21:53 - “Some people don’t need a group to lean on, some people can do it on their own.” 23:57 - Scare slash impress. 33:09 - You can’t just build a Koi pond in someone’s garden. 34:52 - “Look at your plate of vegetables all segregated and such.” 47:11 - That frowny “is that even a thing” is how I imagine everyone reacts. 56:04 - Sad or happy or tired or bored. That covers quite a lot of time. 58:40 - Cycling in New York must be absolutely terrifying. 1:04:14 - I know they need it for the plot but I’m always surprised when people approach other people in restaurants. So rude. 1:07:50 - It’s taking days for them to do this pond. How would it ever have been a surprise. 1:13:21 - Yea, I wouldn’t do well in the weird dancey place either. 1:20:33 - The relationships are all falling apart now. Boo. 1:26:12 - I guess if you’re gonna fall off the wagon, you might as well do it properly. 1:42:27 - I want chips. Not sure what for yet, but I like achievements.

Conclusions

We saw the trailer for this a while back and had forgotten about it until it suddenly appeared in the iTunes chart. One rental later, and we were enjoying watching P!nk in a film!

It was really very good. Unusual, and oddly arty in places, but an interesting story, fascinating characters and some tough scenes. I read a description of it as First World Problems: The Movie which is very true, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good portrayal of the battle with addiction, and how it affects everyone, not just those going through it.

Plus I really love P!nk!

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

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