The Sessions [Blu-ray] [2012]

  • SKU: 7411067
  • Release Date: 02/12/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 29)

    Special Features


    • Deleted Scenes
    • Writer/Director Ben Lewin Finds Inspiration
    • John Hawkes Becomes Mark O'Brien
    • Helen Hunt as The Sex Surrogate
    • The Women Who Loved Mark O'Brien
    • A Session With The Cast

    Synopsis


    The Sessions
    A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in this drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O'Brien. With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Hawkes
      John Hawkes - Mark
    • Helen Hunt
      Helen Hunt - Cheryl
    • Moon Bloodgood
      Moon Bloodgood - Vera
    • Annika Marks
      Annika Marks - Amanda
    • Rhea Perlman
      Rhea Perlman - Mikvah Lady



    Customer rating

    4.4
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful True Story

      Posted
      BestManME68
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      Tremendously touching, funny, heart warming and moving story of a man - paralyzed since birth and confined to an iron lung - who late in his 30s - decides to hire a surrogate to help him lose his virginity. Marvelously played by John Hawkes and Helen Hunt as his surrogate in as tender a romance as you'll see on screen - they make for a unique duo -one you've never seen before. William H. Macy also co-stars as a witty priest who doles out sympathetic advice from behind his collar. This is a true story and a wonderful one - one that will stay with you long after Fade Out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I Love this Film

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      WayPylant
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      Based on a true story this film is told from the perspective of the main character who is almost completely paralyzed with Polio. Knowing his life expectancy is limited and not wanting to have lived without experiencing the physical act of love he hires a surrogate. The beautiful and touching results of his experiences and the way it effects those around him is not to be missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watch The Sessions

      Posted
      Jackwx
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      A very highly regarded Independent film that made a big splash at the 2012 Sundance film festival based on a true story about Mark O'Brien regarding his decision to enhance his life by losing his virginity with a professional therapist despite his physical disability. Wonderful performances by John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy and Moon Bloodgood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must See

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      Movielover
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      I really love this movie! I actually love every Helen Hunt movie. However, John Hawkes deserved more recognition from the Academy for his performance. If you watch the documentary on Mark O'Brien, it really brings to light the incredible acting he displayed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      You more blessed than you may think

      Posted
      Thewealthyman777
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      This movie was good fromthe perspective of someone who may have physical limitations. It made me more cognizant of how blessed many of us are to be pusedo- dependent of others.. Great movie as it is touching mentally, physically and humanely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well-done Film!

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      ML316
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      This was a good story which treated the subject matter tastefully and sensitively. The actors, particularly John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, did a wonderful job. It is not for everyone, but it is a good actors showcase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Helen Hunt in her best role

      Posted
      redc22
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      This is a very moving movie. Helen Hunt was great in this movie and also brave to take on this role. This is a touching movie so if you are looking for some emotional outlet, get this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Thoughtful

      Posted
      Grif
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      Superb acting, believable , thought provoking. Helpful to able and disabled- deals with an important adult life brought subject out into the open!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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