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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 21s

Release date 04/10/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong sex, sex references and strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Stuart Blumberg

Cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Pink, Tim Robbins

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THANKS FOR SHARING is a drama about the attempts by several people to overcome their addiction to sex by attending group therapy sessions and supporting each other. It is rated 15 for strong sex, sex references and strong language.

There are some strong scenes of sexual activity, including a man and woman having sex in various positions. Although both characters are naked and the woman's breasts are visible, there is no genital nudity. There are also scenes in which characters watch pornography and masturbate, although no strong detail of the pornography is shown and the masturbation is only implied. At one point a character burns his stash of pornography and some pornography is briefly seen in a bin, albeit with little clear detail. There are a number of strong verbal sex references, often within the context of sex addiction therapy, including references to oral sex.

In one scene, a man and a woman engage in sexual role play. The woman encourages the man to suggest she's been bad and needs to be punished, calling him her 'daddy', even though they clearly aren't related. The woman slaps the man across his face but he refuses to do the same to her. The woman becomes hysterical and locks herself in the bathroom where she overdoses on some pills. The scene includes only limited detail and has a clear contextual justification in illustrating the problems of the characters in question.

The film also contains frequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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