This New York-set ensemble drama is clearly well intentioned, presenting sex addiction as a disease rather than a perversion and presenting addicts as ordinary, though psychologically vulnerable, people. Unfortunately writer-director Stuart Blumberg's concept of ordinary life seems to be informed exclusively by sitcom-ready cliches—in the end, his characters are less relatable than bland. At least most of the cast is appealing, with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, and Alecia Moore (better known as pop singer Pink) delivering the uninspired dialogue with relative finesse. Tim Robbins's performance, on the other hand, is as blunt and patronizing as the material.
By Ben Sachs