The Sessions is a love poem for living life

24 Mar


The Sessions was one of the best film of 2012. I am still smarting from Helen Hunt not winning best supporting actress honors and John Hawkes brave performance being ignored all together. Writer/Director Ben Lewis adapts Mark O’Brien autobiographical account of hiring a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity because of paralysis contracted from polio when he was a child.

Sensing he might be nearing death, Mark O’Brien (Hawkes), seeks consultation and receives permission from Priest Brendan (William H. Macy) to contract Cheryl Cohen-Greene (Hunt). This powerful film is more than a person experiencing a physical act. It is a journey that ends up being surprisingly funny, and inspiring because it deals with sex on a mature level and reveals the moments of manhood that most people do not appreciate at the time. Audiences can be critical of Macy’s character, but this film is about O’Brien and his love poem for living life than dogma.


Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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