Thanks for Sharing is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Stuart Blumberg, from a screenplay written by Blumberg and Matt Winston. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, and Alecia Moore with supporting roles from Patrick Fugit, Carol Kane, Michaela Watkins, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival to moderately favorable reviews, and was released in the United States a year later.
Set in New York City, Thanks for Sharing centers around three people undergoing a 12-step process to recover from their sexual addiction.
Dede (Alecia Moore) joins the sex addiction meetings, she is the only woman in the group, and admits to being a sex addict from a very young age.
Neil and Dede have become friends and have become attracted to each other after Neil talked her out of having sex with her abusive ex-boyfriend, and go to a ‘free dance’ together and come close to kissing, but don’t.
Dede comes over to Neil’s place, and helps him clean up his house and burns his porn. She admits she’s never been ‘just friends’ with a guy before.
Alecia Moore’s role was praised by critics. Dan Callahan writes about her performance saying “Of all the cast here, the least experienced is the pop singer Pink, yet she does the best acting in the film: natural, a little harsh, a little unstable. Pink, like Macy Gray in her Lee Daniels movie roles, knows instinctively how to behave on camera by just pretending that the camera isn’t there.”
- Neil: No Dede, don’t. Where are you?
Dede: Outside his place.
Neil: What? No!
Dede: I can’t help it.
Neil: Alright. Listen to me, okay? I want you to turn around and go someplace safe. What’s near you?
[Dede pauses to think]
Neil: [shouts] Think!
Dede: Okay, fuck! The salon where I work is pretty close.
Neil: Where is it? TELL ME!
Dede: Damn, dude. You just got all Jack Bauer on me.