Thanks for Sharing

Synopsis: Adam (Mark Ruffalo) has just reached the 5-year mark in his sex addiction sobriety with help from his sponsor Mike (Tim Robbins). New-comer Neil (Josh Gad) seeks out Adam's help hoping that he'll be his mentor, but Neil doesn't have the same maturity and continues to harass women at work, on the street, and on the subway. Adam has also just met Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who might be perfect for him, but Adam hasn't been in a relationship since he recognized his addiction to sex, and Phoebe doesn't date addicts. As Adam navigates the romantic relationship waters, Mike struggles connecting to his former drug-addicted son who has just returned home, and Neil develops a relationship with another woman in his sex addicts group, but a platonic friendship might be exactly what he needs.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Stuart Blumberg
Production: Roadside Attractions
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
R
Year:
2012
112 min
$752,929
Website
413 Views


ADAM:

Five years.

I remember when I

couldn't get five days.

(CARS HONKING)

MIKE:

What's your name?

ADAM:

Hey. Adam. Sex addict.

ALL:

Hi, Adam.

(UPBEAT DRUM MUSIC)

I never want to get cocky

about this, you know?

I never want to be, like,

"Yo, look at me."

"I got it all. I got five years.

I got it all figured out."

I've had to make it a practice.

I have to remind myself every day

where this disease could take me.

I have to remember jonesing, feeling like I

was gonna fucking die if I didn't have sex.

I've got to be vigilant, you know?

I can't...

I can't be easy with

myself in this program.

So, yeah.

I am grateful to be sober today.

Thanks.

Thanks for letting me share.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

What are you doing?

Hey, I'm Neil. I'm a sexy...

I'm a sex addict.

(LAUGHTER)

Hi, Neil.

Hi, Neil.

Thanks so much for your share, Adam.

That's some powerful shit, man. Damn.

All right, so let me check in.

How am I doing? (EXHALES)

You know, I'm good, actually.

I'm feeling pretty good.

Work's good. Work's great.

All right, what do we got?

EMT:
Twenty-something male

presenting polysubstance OD.

We gave him the Narcan, then he woke up,

starting pulling everything,

and then went out again.

Got it.

Sir?

Can you hear me?

Can you tell me your name, bud?

All right, belly's distended.

Let's get an IV set up

and then put a Foley in.

Put it in what?

Damn.

Looks like a bird egg in a nest.

Poor guy probably

needs a squirrel to jerk him off.

Don't you think?

(CHUCKLES)

It kind of looks like

an elevator button.

Third floor. Beep.

(BOTH CHUCKLING)

Dr. Garalla?

Can I see you over here

for a second, please?

NEIL:
You know, but I gotta say

it's working. Totally working.

I haven't touched myself in

about a month, which is crazy,

'cause I remember, you know, when I first

heard about the no masturbation rule,

I was, like, "Okay, should I

not breathe while I'm at it?"

(LAUGHTER)

Should I not breathe

while I'm at it?

All right, well, that wraps it up.

Thanks for letting me share.

Yeah.

Thanks. I'm Mike,

gratefully recovering sex addict.

Hi, Mike.

Hi, Mike.

I'm proud of you, birthday boy.

Really proud.

Thanks.

And I'm proud to be your sponsor.

So, what's going on with me?

Let's see.

Well, I'm grateful to be sober.

Been taking

some visual drinks on the streets.

Is it me, or is Manhattan

just one big fucking catwalk?

(LAUGHTER)

Mmm, hey.

Hey.

I'm really embarrassed to say this,

but I forgot your name.

(CHUCKLES)

You guys have heard me say this before.

This disease is a fucking bitch.

Now I have been sober

15 years in the beverage program.

No problem.

This thing is a whole

different animal.

It's like trying to quit crack

while the pipe's attached to your body.

(OVERLAPPING CHATTER)

Who serves stale bread?

It's completely stale.

Have you decided yet?

Uh, yeah, just one moment.

What's tempeh again?

Just order the pancakes, Mike.

Maybe I want to try something different.

You know what you should get?

It's the salmon scramble. It's so good.

This time I'm going to go for the

pancakes.

Get off my back.

How's work?

It's pretty good.

We just landed the postal service.

What?

Yup, we're going to be helping

them green all their packaging.

That's huge. The postal service.

Right. Yeah.

That's an oxymoron, right?

The postal service.

It's like jumbo shrimp

or military intelligence.

No. It's actually not

an oxymoron at all.

They actually deliver the mail.

Postal service.

But the...

See, there's no... There's actually no...

No, but there is. They're having issues.

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