The Sessions

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R (for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue)
Running time:
98 minutes

Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, this movie tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined--at age 38--to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

Release date:
October 19, 2012
Quick review:
A beautiful, funny, life-affirming film about the quadriplegic poet and journalist Mark O’Brien, who, at age 38, sought out a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity. John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star, brilliantly.