Pause for kids 16 & under
Mature sex addiction dramedy has some highs, but also lows.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Thanks for Sharing is an ensemble dramedy that deals with some serious issues, particularly addiction to drugs, alcohol, and -- especially -- sex. There's frank, open discussion about things characters have done to satiate their cravings, and a few scenes show one character performing criminal acts to feed his addiction, including surreptitiously filming his supervisor up her skirt and rubbing up against a fellow subway passenger. Characters swear often ("f--k," "s--t," and more), and there are a few sex scenes, including a montage of a couple in various positions (no genitals are shown) and implied masturbation.
Families can talk about the toll that addiction, in all its forms, takes on people. Where in the storyline is this made very clear? Is it an accurate depiction?
What is Thanks for Sharing saying about the journey of an addict after he or she quits? How can family help (or hurt)?
How does the movie depict sex? How do the different characters view it -- and its role in a relationship?
Talk to teens about how the movie shows that ads and signage are designed to sell using sex as the message. Is this true? How can you filter all that?