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The Sessions


Rated R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue.

R In Theaters 10/19/2012 , 95min.
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Critic score based on 37 reviews

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February 22, 2013
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
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
Outstanding acting especially by John Hawkes.
December 30, 2012
Fantastic film. The performances are magnificent -- better than I had ever hoped -- it moves so quickly, ever actor is amazing and Helen Hunt is perfect. a MUST-SEE.
December 13, 2012
Very tastefully done. Helen Hunt is very natural. I cared about both characters.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Thanks to Lewin's light but assured touch, The Sessions never wears its theological preoccupations heavily, instead allowing transcendence to creep up on the audience quietly. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
In a country that embraces cinematic violence with such ease but blushingly prefers to keep sex in the shadows or under the sheets, the grown-up approach of The Sessions is rare. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A moving tale with wryly funny moments. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
The Sessions is admirable, and often enjoyable, yet self-limiting in concept. It's exactly about what it sets out to be about - no less but no more. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
It's strange to call a film with so much nudity and simulated sex "old-fashioned," but The Sessions nicely bridges that gulf. Full Review

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