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Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
|Academy Award (2012)||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)||Nominated||Supporting Actress|
|Golden Globe (2012)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
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