The Sessions (2012)

R   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.


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  • Helen Hunt in The Sessions (2012)
  • William H. Macy in The Sessions (2012)

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6 August 2012 | rokhopa
9
| An unusual story most skillfully handled
The niche subject matter will not be to everyone's taste but the handling of it by the artful Ben Lewin has been most skillfully and sensitively handled. The casting, particularly Helen Hunt, is ideal and Ben's subtle Jewish humour adds just the right touch to what could so easily have become a difficult story to keep on the move. As the film progressed I became increasingly intrigued by how it might end but it never loses interest and the combination of a tight script, good acting and very sensitive direction keeps the tension right to the end. Although a low budget production, it never feels like it and is vastly more satisfying than the big name run-of-the-mill rubbish Hollywood churns out far too often. This is a rewarding film in its own right and a valuable study into how tough life is for the seriously disabled. It provides a great service to everyone caught in such extreme circumstances and deserves success.

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,467 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$6,002,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,656,155

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