Earlier this summer, the first trailer for the sex addiction comedy Thanks For Sharing starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow arrived online, providing us a glimpse into the chaotic and comedic misfortunes of a recovering sex addict. Now, an international trailer has arrived that reveals a bit more of the story. Check out the trailer below.
The film, which marks the directorial debut of The Kids Are All Right co-writer Stuart Blumberg, centers on a recovering sex addict named Adam (Ruffalo) who finds it difficult to form a relationship with a woman (Paltrow). Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson, Carol Caine, and Alecia “Pink” Moore co-star.
On the surface Adam (Mark Ruffalo), an over-achieving environmental consultant, Mike (Tim Robbins), a long-married small-business owner, and Neil (Josh Gad), a wisecracking emergency-room doctor, have little in common. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. Confident and successful in his career, Adam is afraid to allow love back into his life, even if that means losing a chance to start over with smart, beautiful and accomplished Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow); Mike’s efforts to control his wife, Katie (Joely Richardson), and son, Danny (Patrick Fugit), as tightly as he does his impulses are tearing the family apart; and Neil is still deeply in denial when befriended by Dede (Alecia Moore), who has just begun to take her own small steps back to health. 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.
This obviously looks like a much lighter approach to sex addiction than Steve McQueen’s NC-17 drama Shame starring Michael Fassbender. Regardless, this film looks like it’s going to have a lot of heart and might even offer a few surprises.
Thanks For Sharing arrives in theaters on September 20th. What do you think of the trailer?