A couple of weekends ago I saw "Thanks For Sharing" in the theatre (more on that later), and afterwards I decided to check out the soundtrack album, which as it turns out there are two separate ones: this one, and the one featuring the songs that appear in the movie, equally worth checking out. The score is from young but already veteran Hollywood movie composer Christopher Lennertz (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, Hop, etc.).
"Music from the Motion Picture Thanks For Sharing - Original Score" (19 tracks; 33 min.--no, that's not a typo) is a collection of short instrumental tunes, some mere snippets really. The score opens with a 2 min. "Thanks for Sharing Theme", a pensive solo-piano tune. "Hymn For Hope" is an orchestra piece, but similarly understated. "Adam and Phoebe" is more playful, and on and on. The vast majority of these tunes are in the 1 to 2 min. range, so you just get a quick impression, and then you move on. That is not a bad thing as such, as these tunes simply paint an atmosphere of the movie, and at that, this movie does great. Several outstanding tracks I want to bring to your attention" "Hopelessness" and "Darkness" are, as the track titles would lead you to surmise, dark and abstract but nevertheless mesmerizing tunes. In fact the best tracks are all towards the end of the album. Check out the beautiful "Theme For Four Celli", and the album closer ""Thanks For Sharing Suite", a 6 min. "mega-mix" (but it's not a mix of course) of all the best moments from this score soundtrack. As a complete aside, as it happens often with these soundtracks, you can almost make up the plot from just seeing the titles of the tunes ("Danny at AA", "Don't Take the Subway", etc.).
I really enjoyed this movie score. But at a mere 33 min., it's a shame that this is selling at a full price, as this may keep away some people from buying this. In fact, they could've easily combined both the songs and score soundtracks onto a single CD (combined running time about 77 min.). But alas... That said, both soundtracks are definitely worth checking out.
As to the movie then, "Thanks For Sharing" (112 min.) is billed as a comedy-drama, but really is mostly a drama about three guys in a 12 step program to deal with their sex addiction. This movie has gotten a lot of less than positive reviews by the so-called experts/film critics, and hence I went to see this with low expectations. As it turns out, this movie played out very nicely, in particular when staying away from the comedy aspects (which weren't all that funny), and instead focusing on the impact of addiction to lives and relationships. Bottom line: don't be spooked by the so-called experts/film critics. "Thanks For Sharing" is a solid movie, and I would recommend you check it out.