Written November 11, 2012
What a remarkable movie about a truly wondrous man. An ode to the human spirit under such bizarre circumstances. Anyone who who is bored with life should see it and perhaps not in a preachy way (no pun intended) rethink his or her own approach to sex,marriage,disability and the idea of life worth living. This movie stays with you for a long time. It's fun,quirky and thought-provoking. The music,actors direction and subject were so well done. Bravo!
Written November 24, 2012
Pairing Bill Macy and Helen Hunt for starters, now there's some real screen chemistry. Too bad their characters never interact, but that doesn't diminish this play one iota. Its frankness and honesty about an altogether extraordinary life situation is not only surprising, it’s downright refreshing. This is DEFINITELY for mature audiences and even among that group, some will find this movie uncomfortable to experience, more so to actually watch. Still, no judgments are fair except your own. Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it worth the price of a ticket? Yes. Is it an action filled blockbuster brimming with superheroes, dead presidential types or supernatural bloodsuckers? No. On the other hand, it's just as entertaining, to the right audience. You may or may not be one of them but for my part, I liked this film. Leave the kids at home or everyone will think you’re an idiot. Otherwise, see it. You won't be disappointed.
Written August 20, 2014
I heard about this small indy-film but had no idea how good it would be. John Hawkes plays his part perfectly as a disabled man on a quest to get laid. With seemingly insurmountable odds to overcome just to get by, this guy showed his true spirit and how no matter how bad the situation there is a way to get what you want in the end. With each caretaker providing a little more insight into his remarkable life, you will no doubt laugh and cry within minutes. Even though it's a little short, about 90 minutes, there is more than enough time to cover how this guy gets to live his life the way he wants. It's a refreshing movie and will make you walk out of this movie thinking twice about complaining of that back pain or knee pain. A must see if you are into dramatic films based on a true story
Written September 17, 2014
This had the potential to be a wonderful story and with skillful acting instead of repeated nudity of a very nice looking Hunt, I would have rated higher. Little is left to the imagination of creativity. I'm sorry, but I would be embarrassed to recommend this to my friends. VERY awkward. Felt like I was at a soft core porno.
As wonderful as John Hawkes portrayed his character, he was overshadowed with mediocrity. If you can't act, get naked.
Forest Gump, House of the Flying Daggers, heck, even soaps portray sexuality with much more class and intimacy. A lot to be said for leaving the act to our imagination. We could of figured it out. Don't you think?
Very Poor presentation.
Written August 30, 2014
When it was first suggested by one of our group of 20 that we go see a movie about a man who lived his life in an iron lung who is a guilt ridden Catholic who sees a sex therapist, I thought it was a joke. As other members of our movie group chimed in that they had heard it was a great movie, and I realized that I would be going to see this movie with the others, I started planning a way to discreetly walk out and sneak into another movie.
But I stayed put, enthralled, for the whole movie (and even though the credits cause I didn't want it to be over, its one of those), From the opening scene (funny and interesting) until the very end, I loved this movie. We all did. It is hard to explain why. But we left feeling really good about life and I woke up thinking about things I should think about more often. Like gratitude.