• Released
  • October 19, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
  • 367 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Writer Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) consults a sex therapist (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

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Critic Ratings

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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The very sex-positive The Sessions treats intimacy with an explicitness and honesty that's very rare in movies. It may be the first film...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just see it. This movie will take a piece out of you.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Sessions is first and foremost about Hawkes' virtuoso performance, one of those "My Left Foot"-y transformations that make audiences...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
At once entirely frank and downright cuddly in the way it deals with the seldom-visited subject of the sex lives of people with...
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80

NPR

By Ella Taylor
For once in an American movie, the uplift feels earned.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Sessions is moving. At times, it's even erotic, which is unexpected, to say the least. It sends viewers out of the theater with a...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A moving tale with wryly funny moments.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Sessions is admirable, and often enjoyable, yet self-limiting in concept. It's exactly about what it sets out to be about - no less but...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's strange to call a film with so much nudity and simulated sex "old-fashioned," but The Sessions nicely bridges that gulf.
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Rated R | For Frank Dialogue, Strong Sexuality and Graphic Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Mature but deeply powerful look at sex and the disabled.
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