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Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Mature sex-addiction dramedy has some highs but also lows.

R 2013 112 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

12-step stories or propaganda?

A smart, well-acted ensemble drama that's a bit of a "white-knuckle" watch (to borrow Mike's characterization of dealing with addiction outside a twelve-step system). Watching characters struggling (often failing) to overcome maladaptive sexual behaviour is no walk in the park, although the actors manage to make it watchable. I worry about young people watching films featuring AA-type programs because however attractive all that homely wisdom and struggle are, the approach actually has a lower success rate than almost any other way to deal with addiction. Unfortunately, that doesn't come out in a film like this.
age 16+

Sex addiction is no joke in this comedy

This ensemble piece features something that most people would mock if you heard your friend tell you they had it: sex addiction. But there are a lot of great, layered, and even subtle performances in this film. Josh Gad is a standout in this movie, his Neil is the one you end up sympathizing with most, even though at first you can't stand listening to it. Mark Ruffalo is the straight arrow sober man trying to balance a girlfriend and his addiction, and Tim Robbins is the gruff yet lovable father who's weary of his former addict son. Even though there's a lot of fluffy dialogue in here, and a lot of kind of silly situations, you end up investing in these characters, wanting them to succeed, and cringing through their struggles. It's a very human story that, even though you probably don't have sex addiction, you'll end up relating to!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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