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  • 3.0

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  • 50

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    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    This tone-deaf misfire can't decide whether it wants to be a broad comedy doling out raunchy slapstick laughs or a serious drama about our porn-saturated age of sensory overload.

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  • 50

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    Variety Peter Debruge

    Collectively, Thanks for Sharing boasts more than enough personalities to keep things interesting, but it lacks the casual spontaneity to make these characters’ journeys anything other than predictable.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter David Rooney

    Too much of what happens as the characters undergo their various brushes with failure and redemption feels predetermined, slapping what aims to be a much savvier film with a debilitating touch of the formulaic.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    It’s a tribute to the script by Stuart Blumberg and Matt Winston, the directorial aplomb of Blumberg and the genuine performances of the cast that most of the time, we care about these people, we believe their problems are real and we want them to get the help they so desperately need.

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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?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Change doesn't happen overnight, and even the most disciplined people sometimes fail to follow through on promises to themselves and others, especially when it comes to addiction.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Adam is a genuinely good guy; so is his sponsor, Mike. But they're far from perfect, and they're sometimes knocked down by their own blind spots. Some inappropriate behavior from main characters, including objectification of others.

What to watch for
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    Violence: A knock-out, drag-out fight between a man and his parents; while he's scuffling with his father, he accidentally hits his mother. Also, one of the main characters -- who's a sex addict -- objectifies women and is shown taping up his supervisor's skirt and rubbing up against a woman in a subway train.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Frank talk about sex addiction and the triggers for it. A quick montage of a man in various sexual positions with a woman (no genitals shown). Characters are shown masturbating -- viewers don't see their private parts, but it's clear what they're doing. A woman talks about her dysfunctional sex life with her ex-boyfriend in somewhat graphic terms. Pornographic photos on DVD holders are glimpsed briefly. A woman performs a lap dance for her boyfriend.

  • language false3

    Language: Language includes frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "douchebag,"" "g-ddamn," and more.

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Brands/products seen include iPhone, Apple computers, McDonald's, Rampage, 3 Musketeers, and more.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Talk of alcohol addiction, but viewers don't see anyone getting drunk. Also talk of a young man's drug addiction, but he's not shown getting high.