The SessionsThough a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien maintains a career as a journalist and poet. Wishing to lose his virginity, Mark contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.
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Directors of "The Sessions"Ben LewinBirthdate: 1946, Poland
Creators of "The Sessions"Ben LewinBirthdate: 1946, PolandMark O'BrienBirthdate: 31 July 1949, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Sessions"Time OutJanuary 15, 2013
Lewin, who has fought his own lifelong polio battle, handles tricky material with a gentle, empathetic touch.CNN.comJanuary 04, 2013
A very different kind of love story, breaking taboos lightly, with sensitivity and humor.The AtlanticNovember 23, 2012
Achieves its sunny disposition by pulling punches.NewsdayNovember 08, 2012
A funny, tender and mostly unsentimentalized movie about physical and emotional triumph.Detroit NewsNovember 02, 2012
An absolute delight.CinemixtapeApril 17, 2016
"The Sessions" is a skillfully layered look at the similarities and differences between people of all walks of life.NUVO NewsweeklyOctober 04, 2015
The Sessions is an unflinching, moving and often funny story about dignity and sexuality.Philadelphia WeeklyMay 03, 2015
It's all so plodding and beige, yet giving this movie a bad review is like kicking a kitten.QuickflixNovember 25, 2013
The Sessions is a tender, well-intentioned examination of a disabled man exploring his sexual identity, but sometimes a film needs more than just good intentions.ScreenAnarchyJuly 21, 2013
May sound like shameless Oscar-bait, but in truth the film is simpler than that, more small-scale, with a light and unpretentious sense of humor.Big HollywoodJune 30, 2013
It's difficult not to be impressed with director and screenwriter Ben Lewin's ability to bring this distinctive and surprisingly emotional story to the big screen.
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