“The Sessions”November 25th, 2012 at 11:31 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 50 minutes
Starring: Helen Hunt, John Hawkes, William Macy
Prepare yourself for “The Sessions”. This movie’s a warm, funny, uplifting drama that only the most broadminded moviegoers will fully appreciate.
It’s the inspiring story of a disabled man paralyzed from the neck down who craves fulfillment from the opposite sex. Before John Hawkes takes that daring step of hiring a sex surrogate, he’ll ask his Parish Priest William Macy if it’s okay. Macy replies, “In my heart I think he’ll give you a free pass on this one”.
There’s a blending of compassionate chemistry between John Hawkes and Helen Hunt. Their heartfelt performances make them serious Oscar contenders. The sensitive subject is handled with taste and sensitivity.
By any standard, “The Sessions” is strictly for grown-ups who can identify with the human condition.
The blunt language is not for the squeamish. Helen Hunt’s character becomes deeply absorbed with the needs of her client, who craves being just like any other guy.
I’m telling you John Hawkes gives one of the greatest performances ever by a man just lying flat on his back.
Treat yourself to “The Sessions”. You’ll find the picture exhilarating.