"Thanks for Sharing" is a dramedy about sex addicts that is neither dramatic enough to be striking or funny enough to be memorable. It is a solid, well-cast film, but it offers little in terms of originality or narrative value.
Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, and Josh Gad star as addicts, former addicts, sponsors, and sponsees adrift in a world filled with temptation. Throw in some romance, thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow, some life lessons, and some healing, and what results is a familiar story where it is always darkest before the dawn for the protagonists. It is a nice story with some pitch black corners, but it is one that viewers have seen before.
The cast is deftly assembled, and Gad supplies some cheery and uncomfortable humor. The film's look is shiny and clear in contrast to its characters. Everything is professional but unremarkable. "Thanks for Sharing" is not a waste of time, but it is a missable experience nonetheless.