You wouldn’t like me when I’m horny. After Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen gave us the searing depiction of sex addiction with their knock-out drama Shame, it’s time for The Kids Are All Right co-writer Stuart Blumberg to deliver the feel-good version with his directorial debut Thanks For Sharing.
After premiering on the fall festival circuit, we’ve now got the first trailer for the fall-bound film, which finds Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, dealing with the affliction. Josh Gad is by his side for accountability, while Gwyneth Paltrow takes the role of his significant other and while there wasn’t much buzz coming out of TIFF, it seems like a relatively light, affable time. One can check out the trailer below for the film also starring Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson and Pink.
From the Academy Award nominated writer of The Kids are All Right, Thanks for Sharing is a touching and unpredictable comedy that follows three sex addicts as they struggle to function in society while maintaining meaningful relationships. Along the way, Adam (Ruffalo) attempts to forge a relationship with Phoebe(Paltrow), a wildly independent and beautiful woman who has sworn off dating addicts after breaking up with an alcoholic. Mike (Robbins) is married to his high school sweetheart, but becomes as addicted to his 12 step recovery program as he does to sex. Neil(Gad), on the other hand, hides a camera on his tennis shoe to secretly film up women’s skirts – all while trying to convince his friends that he can live a life without sex. Throughout the film, they each deal with their addictions in different and hilarious ways in this unusual and sweet comedy.
Thanks for Sharing opens on September 20th.