- Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Joely Richardson, Patrick Fugit, Pink, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Paul Urcioli, Kenneth Maharaj, Meng Ai, Loydeen, Juan Leon, Geoffrey Molloy, Okieriete Onaodowan, Marcus Neville, Alexis Suarez, George Demas, David Wain, Brian Koppelman, Geoffrey Cantor, Gary Silberman, Sarah Baskin, Caryn Cueto, Poorna Jagannathan, Carol Kane, Emily Meade, Natalia Volkodaeva, Michaela Watkins
- Director: Stuart Blumberg
- Writers: Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston
- Producers: Miranda de Pencier, David Koplan, Bill Migliore, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech
- Executive Producer: Edward Norton
- Art Direction: Ada Smith
- Casting: Avy Kaufman
- Costume Design: Peggy A. Schnitzer
- D.O.P.: Yaron Orbach
- Editor: Anne McCabe
- Makeup: Linda Grimes
- Music: Christopher Lennertz
- Production Design: Beth Mickle
- Set Decoration: Lisa Nilsson
A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA
- MPAA Warning: Language and some strong sexual content
- Production Companies: Class 5 Films, Olympus Pictures
- Production Schedule: 22 September 2011 - November 2011
2013 Guide Analysis: ""Shame" tackled sex addiction in a very somber, clinical and serious way - in the process yielding one of the best films of 2011. However, "The Kids Are All Right" and "The Girl Next Door" writer Stuart Blumberg is taking an entirely different approach to the subject. The result is an ensemble piece balancing comedy with straightforward observation and even crowd-pleasing redemption elements.
'Sharing' follows a trio of male sex addicts who have been working to break their habit in a twelve-step recovery support group, and ultimately are trying to forge meaningful relationships. Mark Ruffalo is the main lead, an environmental consultant who is celebrating five years in recovery and is advised to start dating again. He soon meets Gwyneth Paltrow's character, a cancer survivor and fitness fanatic who hates addicts. The pair start a relationship anyway.
In supporting roles are Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson and Patrick Fugit as a family driven apart by the alcoholism of each of the men, and Josh Gad as an ER medic doing court-ordered time for non-consensual frottage. Gad's character forms a bond with tattooed tough girl Dede, played by singer Alecia 'Pink' Moore who reportedly steals the film according to various reviews. Critics weren't as kind on Paltrow, her character is said to be completely out of place and overwritten. The whole film sounds fairly formulaic, hopefully the fun is enough to compensate for the familiarity of the material."