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The Sessions (The Surrogate) (2012)

The Sessions
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(122 ratings)
7.2 IMDB rating

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Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Cheryl
William H. Macy

William H. Macy

Father Brendan
Annika Marks

Annika Marks

Amanda
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Mikvah Lady


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2 years ago at Feb 12 21:03
This could have turned out incredibly icky. Think about it for a moment: severely handicapped man goes on a quest to lose his virginity. Hollywood Quirk © could have taken over this screenplay and film and drug it into the ground. Mercifully, and with great élan, I can admit that all of those worries can be put to rest. The Sessions is delicate, humane stuff being explored.

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Mark O'Brien, a 36-year-old poet and journalist in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he contacts a professional sex surrogate to take him on a journey to manhood.
Release date: 16 November 2012
Drama (5), Sex (3), Poetry (3), Therapy (3), 2012 (3), Sexuality (2), Priest (2), Disability (2), Polio (2), Virginity (2), Love (2), Christianity (2), Paralysis (2), Jealousy (1), Virgin (1), Blackout (1), Nudity (1), Comedies (1), Religion (1), Cat (1)
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The Sessions

“This could have turned out incredibly icky. Think about it for a moment: severely handicapped man goes on a quest to lose his virginity. Hollywood Quirk © could have taken over this screenplay and film and drug it into the ground. Mercifully, and with great élan, I can admit that all of those worries can be put to rest. The Sessions is delicate, humane stuff being explored.

Aside from Joaquin Phoenix, John Hawkes turned in one of my favorite male performances of the year. Normally an actor takes this kind of role to prove that they are the real deal, and because they’re hungrily going after awards-glory. Not so Hawkes. His twisted body, his character is a polio survivor, who is immobile from the neck down, and facial contortions could read as easy awards pandering, but Hawkes” read more

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2012 by star rating (so far) (99 movies items)

"John Hawkes and Helen Hunt give two extraordinary performances in one of the most charming movies of the year. What could've been a slapstick one-note joke movie or a syrupy tearjerker ends up being neither of those two things. The main character may be someone who is handicapped, but this film will resonate very strongly with anyone who's ever struggled with letting themselves go (physically or emotionally) or with allowing themselves to be vulnerable. Hawkes and Hunt have very different job"


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The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (38 movies items)

"2 NOMS - John Hawkes Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture - Helen Hunt "


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"01. Best Picture 02. Best Adapted Screenplay (Ben Lewin) 03. Best Actress / Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)* ** 04. Best Actor (John Hawkes)* **"


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