Addiction/12 Step movies are prevalent but some shine for their specialness. This is a special film. Ruffalo leads the cast through a series of vignettes that provide a deeper level for discussion. No movie can plumb the depths fully but this one leads us to the precipice of sexual addiction.
What fascinated me the most was the relationship between Ruffalo’s and Gwynneth Paltrow’s character. I kept asking myself if a relationship could withstand the past exploits of a sex addict when introduced.
Don’t come here looking for comic relief, it’s devastatingly morose. Still, the small victories and deft acting dialogs make it a compelling, entertaining watch. Enlightening? I’ll say this much, it starts a discussion. There could have been some more realistic writing throughout but here and there it really succeeds with a difficult subject.