Movie: Thanks for Sharing

On the surface Adam (Ruffalo), an over-achieving environmental consultant, Mike (Robbins), a long-married small-business owner, and Neil (Gad), a wisecracking emergency-room doctor, have little in common. But all are in different stages of dealing with addiction. Confident and successful in his career, Adam is afraid to allow love back into his life, even if that means losing a chance to start over with smart, beautiful and accomplished Phoebe (Paltrow); Mike’s efforts to control his wife, Katie (Richardson), and son, Danny (Fugit), as tightly as he does his impulses are tearing the family apart; and Neil is still deeply in denial when befriended by Dede (Moore), who has just begun to take her own small steps back to health.. 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.

* Admin note: The writers of this movie definitely know the subject matter, of living in addiction, and addiction recovery, and how it effects your friends and loved one. This was encouraging and might have a few triggering scenes that are brief, so be ready to fast forward. But otherwise VERY worth watching.

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Pam B.

Pam is a spouse recovering from betrayal trauma, with more experience dealing with failed attempts at recovery - her spouse's and her own, than any individual should ever have. Currently experiencing post-traumatic growth and trying to help others not make the same mistakes she has, and find recovery, restoration, redemption and peace. Turning tragedies into triumphs is her main goal in life. Faithful follower of Jesus, wife to a husband in good recovery, and mom to her favorite teenager.

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