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 November 22, 2012
Fantastic movie. Has perfect pitch on a subject that could easily been either maudlin or prurient. Great writing. Hawkes, Helen Hunt and the priest(forgot his name) were all just wonderful. Very moving. An affirmation of life.
Written May 13, 2013
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.