The Sessions Synopsis
Writer Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) consults a sex therapist (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
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Movie Reviews

Sweet, Funny, Touching, Sad and Erotic and Mature

By DurWi
The Sessions was an incredibly sweet, sad, uplifiting and funny movie about love and sexuality under the most difficult circumstances. Incredibly erotic but not in any way pornographic. Well...

Best Film in a Long Time

By HighAnxiety
Saw this at a film festival and loved it. SO funny! Can find nothing wrong with it. Some people may be turned off by the nudity- although, for once, it's relevant. All of the actors are...

Touching Romance!

By pedsarq
What a great romantic comedy! Hawkes plays a paralyzed individual who can feel physical sensation, but can't move from the neck down. He wants to try having sex and begins to see a sex therapist,...

Mesmerizing and touching

By RandytheMovieFan
This is a beautiful, upbeat movie about a paralyzed man's struggles to find happiness, or more specifically, to lose his virginity. It is a true story told in large part through the writings and...

The Sessions

By rickejjt
Beautiful performances by Hawkes, Hunt, and Macy in this sweet, honest, subtle and tasteful portrayal of the experience of journalist and poet Mark O'Brien. His story provided inspiration on so many...


By thedoctor777
This is a wonderful film that address's the sexuality of severely handicapped people. It is a look into their thoughts and desires. Their bodies may not be whole in many ways; but their minds and...

Great film

By FLASH1465
Great story, casting, and acting. Not for those that are prudish. A LOT of nudity and sex BUT they are key to the story and aren't used cheaply. John Hawkes is Fantastic and Helen Hunt is great ....

Go see The Sessions....

The is a beautiful but, emotionally draining film. It deals with very real, very difficult topics of the human existence and does so in a profound way. It is truly a must-see for emotionally...


By thomasreece
This is a beautiful, heart warming movie. Made more so as it is based on an actual like lived in an Iron Lung. The acting is terrific. It is joyous, sad, and hopeful....

John vs Daniel

By tasteful1
John Hawkes will win the Oscar for best actor for playing a character similar to the one played by Daniel Day Lewis in My Left Foot (for which he won an Oscar.) William H. Macy is fun to watch in...

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Rated R | For Frank Dialogue, Strong Sexuality and Graphic Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mature but deeply powerful look at sex and the disabled.
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