The Sessions (2012)
Critic Consensus: Tender, funny, and touching, The Sessions provides an acting showcase for its talented stars and proves it's possible for Hollywood to produce a grown-up movie about sex.
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as Father Brendan
as Mikvah Lady
as E.R. Doctor
as Dr. Laura White
as Man in Elevator
as Young Mark
as Girl on Beach
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Lewin, who has fought his own lifelong polio battle, handles tricky material with a gentle, empathetic touch.
Thanks to Lewin's light but assured touch, The Sessions never wears its theological preoccupations heavily, instead allowing transcendence to creep up on the audience quietly.
A very different kind of love story, breaking taboos lightly, with sensitivity and humor.
A funny, tender and mostly unsentimentalized movie about physical and emotional triumph.
Audience Reviews for The Sessions
Despite its unnecessary ending with a completely out-of-place narration, this is a touching drama centered on three-dimensional characters and with most of its resonant emotional power due to Hawkes and Hunt, who should each win a million awards for their superb performances.
"The Sessions" is an engrossing drama about sex with amazingly fearless performances from John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, in a career-best performance.
Surprisingly good. Really expected this to be worthy and a bit of a yawner, but it's actually quite funny and sweet as well as sad. Performances are perfect.
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|Mark:||God wasn't actually denying my sexuality. He was just pointing out to me how useless it was.|
|Mark:||I believe in a God with a sense of humor--a wicked sense of humor.|
|Father Brendan:||It's amazing to me how often God is brought into the sex act. I understand even among nonbelievers the most common expression of sexual ecstasy is, "Oh, God." Heh.|
|Father Brendan:||In my heart, I feel He'll give you a free pass on this one. Go for it!|