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The Sessions

Candid and sensitive drama about the sexual awakening of a life-long polio sufferer. John Hawkes stars as Mark O'Brien, a writer in his late thirties who has spent his life lying horizontally in an iron lung since a debilitating childhood bout of polio. A poet and a romantic, Mark has lived a life devoid of sexual intimacy. When he is given the job of writing an article about the sex lives of the disabled, he arranges - with the support of his local priest, Father Brendan (William H. Macy) - to employ the services of sexual surrogate Cheryl (Helen Hunt). Their 'sessions' take Mark on an unexpected journey of discovery and self-awareness. Based on a true story.

Year: 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama, True Stories, Biography, Disabilities
Country: USA
Director: Ben Lewin
Starring: Adam Arkin, Helen Hunt, William H Macy, John Hawkes, Rhea Perlman, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks
Duration: 91 Minutes
Rating: M - Sex scenes, nudity and sexual references
7.2/10
Location in store: Drama

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