THE SESSIONS
2012, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 95 min, USA, Dir: Ben Lewin

Poet and journalist Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) has been confined to an iron lung for most of his life due to his crippling bout with polio as a child. At 38, he decides that it's time to lose his virginity, an endeavor he pursues under the counsel of his priest (William H. Macy), and with the help of sex surrogate Cheryl (Helen Hunt). The journey that ensues is moving, funny and inspiring in this Sundance Film Festival favorite based on O'Brien's true story.


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