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The Sessions (The Surrogate) (2012)

The Sessions
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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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1 year, 7 months 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), 2012 (3), Poetry (3), Therapy (3), Sex (3), Love (2), Paralysis (2), Polio (2), Christianity (2), Priest (2), Sexuality (2), Virginity (2), Disability (2), Caretaker (1), Ejaculation (1), Jealousy (1), Writers (1), Blackout (1), Religion (1), Nudity (1)
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