Thank you, Toronto International Film
Festival (TIFF), for such a marvelous birthday party. If I couldn’t have
been at home among family and friends, I’m not sure I could have
imagined a better way to celebrate. The first day of the festival was a
decidedly low-key affair. Festival programmers eased us into the
proceedings with a teasing platter of tasty bites and a bit of fizz in
our glasses to whet the appetite.
Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is charming,
good-looking and professionally successful with an easy-going air about
him. Mike (Tim Robbins) gives the impression of being a wise mentor. And then there’s Neil (Josh Gad),
who is obviously a bit of a bumbler. And what do they have in common? They’re
all in a sex addiction support group, Mike as Adam’s sponsor, and all in
various stages of recovery.
The Primetime Emmy Awards (8 p.m. Sunday,
CBS) celebrate the stars of the small screen and while the spotlight is
on the television shows, it’s always telling to see who’s been chosen
to host these grand ceremonies. Neil Patrick Harris will “suit up” (as
his TV character Barney Stinson would say) this year to host Sunday’s
program, a task he’s certainly prepared for.