393. Thanks for Sharing

Background info

393-thanks-for-sharingTitle: Thanks for Sharing
Director: Stuart Blumberg
Year: 2012
Run time: 1hr 52m

“On the surface Adam, an over-achieving environmental consultant, Mike, a long-married small-business owner, and Neil, a wisecracking emergency-room doctor, have little in commen. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. As they navigate the rocky shores of recovery, Adam, Mike and Neil become a family that encourages, infuriates and applauds each other on the journey toward a new life.”

Live blog

2:56 – Seems like one of those things you don’t really notice is everywhere until it’s a problem.
8:04 – “I always wanted one of your touchy-feely rocks.”
9:57 – Not having a TV or a laptop. Not fun.
11:41 – She looks like Phoebe!
12:54 – I do miss flipping the flip phone. Always good to mess about with.
15:16 – It’s P!nk! I love P!nk.
16:17 – I think the blue stripe is so we know she’s not being P!nk.
21:53 – “Some people don’t need a group to lean on, some people can do it on their own.”
23:57 – Scare slash impress.
33:09 – You can’t just build a Koi pond in someone’s garden.
34:52 – “Look at your plate of vegetables all segregated and such.”
47:11 – That frowny “is that even a thing” is how I imagine everyone reacts.
56:04 – Sad or happy or tired or bored. That covers quite a lot of time.
58:40 – Cycling in New York must be absolutely terrifying.
1:04:14 – I know they need it for the plot but I’m always surprised when people approach other people in restaurants. So rude.
1:07:50 – It’s taking days for them to do this pond. How would it ever have been a surprise.
1:13:21 – Yea, I wouldn’t do well in the weird dancey place either.
1:20:33 – The relationships are all falling apart now. Boo.
1:26:12 – I guess if you’re gonna fall off the wagon, you might as well do it properly.
1:42:27 – I want chips. Not sure what for yet, but I like achievements.

Conclusions

We saw the trailer for this a while back and had forgotten about it until it suddenly appeared in the iTunes chart. One rental later, and we were enjoying watching P!nk in a film!

It was really very good. Unusual, and oddly arty in places, but an interesting story, fascinating characters and some tough scenes. I read a description of it as First World Problems: The Movie which is very true, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good portrayal of the battle with addiction, and how it affects everyone, not just those going through it.

Plus I really love P!nk!

Rating: 4/5

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