Friday, December 5, 2014

Two recovery films: #1 Thanks for Sharing

Thanks for Sharing is a recent Hollywood film (Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow) about recovering sex addicts. The men's recovery is based in the 12 step tradition although nothing overt is said about the SAA program. I found the movie fascinating. First, the sex addiction as it plays out in the film is just the same as all other addictions: compulsion, abstinence and relapse. Sex addiction is not one of mine and I had little knowledge of the difficulty these people suffer from.

Second, the film beautifully handles all the family issues, the relationship issues, the pressures, the problems. It's serious, kind, informative. I recommend it. (I found it on Netflix streaming).

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