Written October 28, 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 November 29, 2015
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.
Written August 29, 2014
Great true story about overcoming obstacles. John Hawkes creates an Oscar caliber performance. Helen Hunt is good also.
This movie is about sex and connection and is for thoughtful adults.
Written August 01, 2014
What a beautifufl and moving story The two leads are brilliant in their roles. So emtionally involving. The real Mark O'Brien must have been an amazing person to know. Lots of humor as well.
Written November 25, 2012
Had great press and previews. Very dissapointing. I would give it a 65 on RT.
1. No character development, no idea why Helen Hunt feels as she does, nor do we get any backstory of the life of JOhn Hawkes. Or how does JOhn Hawkes support himself ?
2. Its a touching story but very shallow.
No idea what the big whoop is with this movie.