The Sessions

15 Certificate

1hr 35mins

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Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin

Directed by: Ben Lewin

The plot: Poet and journalist Mark O'Brien was paralysed from the neck down by childhood polio and requires an iron lung to breathe. No-nonsense nurse Vera cares for him, wheeling Mark around California with a breathing tube. When he is asked to pen a feature on Sex And The Disabled, Mark is introduced to married sex surrogate Cheryl, who slowly breaks down his defences with body awareness exercises before they attempt intercourse.


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Digital Spy

"In its barest form this is a traditional rites-of-passage yarn, dealing in first love and lost innocence, and even with a candid discussion of sex, it's mostly sweetness and light."

Time Out

"Lewin, who has fought his own lifelong polio battle, handles tricky material with a gentle, empathetic touch."


"Formulaic but uplifting, positive and accessible."

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