The Sessions

The Sessions

Director: Ben Lewin Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, Moon Bloodgood
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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2013
UPC: 0024543831594
Original Release: 2012
Source: Fox Searchlight
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 11,127

Special Features

John Hawkes becomes Mark O'Brien; Helen Hunt as The ; Sex Surrogate; The Women Who Loved Mark O'Brien; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Hawkes Mark
Helen Hunt Cheryl
Moon Bloodgood Vera
Annika Marks Amanda
Rhea Perlman Mikvah Lady
Adam Arkin Josh
William H. Macy Father Brendan
W. Earl Brown Rod
Robin Weigert Susan
Blake Lindsley Dr. Laura White
Ming Lo Clerk
Jennifer Kumiyama Carmen
Rusty Schwimmer Joan
Jimmy Martinez Matt
Tobias Forrest Creg
Jarrod Bailey Tony
Paul Maclean Young Mark
Phoebe Lewin Girl on Beach
Jonathan Hanrahan Unicyclist
Jason Jack Edwards Waiter
J. Teddy Garces Man in Elevator
Daniel Quinn E.R. Doctor
B.J. Clinkscales Ambulance
Terry Cat

Technical Credits
Ben Lewin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Douglas Blake Costumes/Costume Designer,Executive Producer
Lisa Bromwell Editor
Julius Colman Executive Producer
David Dwiggins Asst. Director
Marty Kasparian Sound Mixer
Judy Levine Producer
Alexandra Lewin Associate Producer
John Mott Production Designer
Stephen Nemeth Producer
Justine Seymour Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Silman Executive Producer
Geoffrey Simpson Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Sharon Smith Musical Direction/Supervision
Abid Syed Associate Producer
Jonathan Wales Sound Mixer
Darlene Winter Associate Producer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sessions
1. Scene 1 [3:45]
2. Scene 2 [4:32]
3. Scene 3 [5:10]
4. Scene 4 [3:35]
5. Scene 5 [2:16]
6. Scene 6 [3:59]
7. Scene 7 [4:35]
8. Scene 8 [5:11]
9. Scene 9 [4:48]
10. Scene 10 [3:46]
11. Scene 11 [3:24]
12. Scene 12 [4:52]
13. Scene 13 [3:55]
14. Scene 14 [1:31]
15. Scene 15 [4:52]
16. Scene 16 [2:51]
17. Scene 17 [3:08]
18. Scene 18 [:34]
19. Scene 19 [2:38]
20. Scene 20 [:51]
21. Scene 21 [2:49]
22. Scene 22 [7:44]
23. Scene 23 [6:04]
24. Scene 24 [3:33]

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The Sessions 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
abreis More than 1 year ago
The movie is very unusual and provocative. It tells the story of a severely handicapped man who before he dies wants to experience a sexual orgasm.  Both stars tell the story with humor and compassion without the usual self pitying and maudlin way of many a hollywood film of this genre. They are both amazing and believable. I particularly applaud Helen Hunt in her ability to act (while totally nude) with an unexpected grace and intelligence. I particularly liked the inevitable ending that sums up the relationship in ways that could not be expressed during the film. While I usually like action films, I was touched by the simplicity and humanitarianism of the film. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, by all means see it and enjoy the experience.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
Amazing disability drama, so close to Truth that you forget you are watching actors. No for kids, unless you want them to grow up and face reality, and be thankful of their own situations.
ellison61 More than 1 year ago
About a man that has polio. he is a college graduate and is offered a chance to write an article about the handicapped and physical relationships. He meets with a provider. Insightful. Bare skin handled clinically.