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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
John Hawkes
Helen Hunt
William H. Macy
Moon Bloodgood
W. Earl Brown
Adam Arkin
Directors
Ben Lewin
Screenwriters
Ben Lewin
Running Time
95 minutes

The Sessions
Sexual healing


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Plot
Polio survivor Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) has battled to earn a university degree and forge a writing career, but he has never had sex. On a psychologist’s advice and with the blessing of his parish priest (Macy), Mark engages sex therapist Cheryl (Hunt) to lead him through the losing of his virginity in six sessions.


Verdict
Formulaic but uplifting, positive and accessible. Fairly graphic sex is handled as tastefully as one is ever likely to see in a crowdpleaser.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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