The Sessions

Don’t let the subject matter fool you – this was a charming and very funny movie.  I saw The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a few weeks ago and while there are obvious similarities this movie felt more accessible (this is not meant to be a criticism of that movie).  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it starred the  criminally underrated John Hawkes.  More than anything that movie is about the human experience.  While the story is obviously about the lead’s desire to experience what it is like to be a sexual human being if for just a moment, there is a fantastic sub-plot that stars William H. Macy as a priest.  At one point Macy’s character is asked to put aside his collar and give Hawke’s character as a human being and friend.  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would not have changed a minute of it.

 

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Movie title: The Sessions

Movie description: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green to lose his virginity.

Date published: 2021-04-10

Director(s): Ben Lewin

Actor(s): John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, W. Earl Brown, Adam Arkin, Rhea Perlman, Robin Weigert, Blake Lindsley, Ming Lo, Rusty Schwimmer, Jennifer Kumiyama, Tobias Forrest, Jarrod Bailey, James Martinez, Daniel Quinn, B.J. Clinkscales

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

My Review

Don’t let the subject matter fool you – this was a charming and very funny movie.  I saw The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a few weeks ago and while there are obvious similarities this movie felt more accessible (this is not meant to be a criticism of that movie).  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it starred the  criminally underrated John Hawkes.  More than anything that movie is about the human experience.  While the story is obviously about the lead’s desire to experience what it is like to be a sexual human being if for just a moment, there is a fantastic sub-plot that stars William H. Macy as a priest.  At one point Macy’s character is asked to put aside his collar and give Hawke’s character as a human being and friend.  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would not have changed a minute of it.

 

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