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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: John Hawkes , Helen Hunt , William H. Macy , Moon Bloodgood , Annika Marks , Adam Arkin , W. Earl Brown , Robin Weigert

Director: Ben Lewin

Genres: Comedy drama, Biography

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Sessions (2012)

Release Date: October 19th, 2012|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • February 22, 2013 su00000000138504
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    wow, I am by no means a prude however I thought this movie was stunningly offensive- couldn\'t believe the part where he\'s gagging while performing ********. the first thing I thought was that things must be pretty bad for helen hunt to accept such a bad role. Of course the critics loved it.

  • February 16, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    This was a truly great movie. Stellar performances from hunt and hawkes. Itmwas very inspiring the way he handled his situation with humor and a few close friends, that\'s all he needed or wanted. The unexpected part is that these people needed him as well.

  • February 13, 2013 fc00000000138115
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    Outstanding acting especially by John Hawkes.

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Why Isn't John Hawkes A Household Name Yet?

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on Oct 25th, 2012 11:49AM

He's been nominated for an Academy Award and several SAG honors. He's won a host of other high-profile prizes, including an Independent Spirit Award for his chilling performance as a badass meth...

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