Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Toronto 2012: 'Thanks for Sharing' Review

As you may recall, I love Shame. So I was both concerned about and intrigued by Thanks for Sharing, a genial comedy-drama about a collection of sex addicts (including Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins) going to group meetings. On the whole, the movie works, but I do have to acknowledge the dead-on genius of colleague David Fear's tweet about the film: "I like Shame, but I wish it was a horrific romcom directed by Garry Marshall." "Oh, have you tried Thanks for Sharing?" A bit brutal ... but not entirely inaccurate. Here's my review.