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393. Thanks for Sharing

Published January 26, 2014

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

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