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The Sessions (The Surrogate) (2012)

The Sessions
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2 years, 12 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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7 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 20 16:40
"Credo in un Dio con un senso dell'uomorismo. Lo troverei assolutamente intollerabile non trovare nessuno da incolpare per tutto questo."
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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
Tags: Drama (8), Poetry (4), Paralysis (4), Sexuality (3), Disability (3), Therapy (3), Sex (3), Priest (3), 2012 (3), Polio (3), Iron Lung (2), Female Nudity (2), Judaism (2), Erection (2), Ejaculation (2), Christianity (2), Sponge Bath (2), Sex Surrogate (2), Romance (2), Cat (2)
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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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