Written May 30, 2016
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 written, well acted, well produced. There are no cheap shots in this movie, no crudeness, and no simple answers given. For mature audiences. This is for those who are mature not only in age but in outlook on life.
Written August 31, 2016
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 fantastic, especially those in non-lead roles. William Macy's facial expressions are genius. I think all adult age groups would enjoy this film, but maybe not those people who are offended by graphic sexual language and nudity.
Written July 25, 2016
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, played very well by Helen Hunt. What's truly surprising about this film is how romantic it is. Sure, he falls in love with several of the women, but it's his delicate sensitivity and appreciating for the other person that strikes a romantic chord.
Written August 30, 2016
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 poems of the actual person. The cast is small, the action is subdued, there is laughter and wit and emotions galore. And yes, there is graphic sexuality, so leave the kids at home. Parts of the movie feel incomplete or forced, such as the relationship between the surrogate and her husband, but overall a very good film. Doesn't need to be seen on the big screen to be appreciated, but sure to be in the running for a number of big screen awards come Oscar season.
Written May 24, 2016
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 levels. the supporting cast also added humor, emotion and intensity. Will see this movie multiple times! Excited to see the Oscar Nominations that come out of this. Perhaps a Best Actor and Best Actress Nod?