The Sessions

Paralyzed as a child and forced to live with a metal light, poet-journalist mark O'brien used every day to cope with numerous difficulties. But now, at the age of 38, he was faced with the main question: is it time to lose their virginity? With the help of an attractive therapist, a sympathetic priest, and their own inexhaustible optimism and sense of humor, mark opens a new page of life.

  • Ben Lewin

Release Date: 2012-11-16
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $1,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $10,656,155
Silvana Declan
29 October 2015 | 01:04

The film is about the disabled person who gets his first sexual experience. Tuned to drama, on the tears, on the severity, and got a brand the light story is imbued with humor, warmth and love.

Despite the constantly glistening naked body of Helen hunt in the frame, the sex scenes, the film gram not seemed vulgar or obscene. On the contrary, it just a film where the nudity and sex scenes entirely and completely justified.

I stayed under the impression of the personality of the protagonist. In it was so much of charisma, cheerfulness and fortitude which I can totally see how in such fall in love.

From Helen hunt nomination for Oscar think is reasonable, she has been very organic and natural the frame, but here is it was very important. Why was nominated John Hawkes, because he also played strongly.

In General, this film only one nomination for the Oscar and "Impossible", and I concluded that the fewer nominations on the film, the it is entertaining.

6 from 10

Naoma Emrich
18 June 2019 | 01:17

A lot of people, physically healthy, wonderful way to 30 years be the most "overfed" life, eagerly glaring at the bags blindly spend your life fast energy with envy him As théoden king. Living with solovinymi eyes and thoughts under some kind of spell. Crooked social thinking. They did not interested, For them life is boring and monotonous. And the belly fat, and ass hard...

How happy what they think a polar and others with them. How cool periodically found something very entertaining and me it delivers. How cool come across music, books and movies which are screwed in me. Which is very human, from which is not a musty damp smell the political stench. Which allow you to open in itself another small source of power, and to do, to go, to live.

"Surrogate" was screwed.

Actually the name is very strange translated. Of course I understand that needed a name to convey something about the meaning of the displayed picture. But if the film was called "Sessions", for example. Not think the number of Russian-speaking viewers has decreased.

The film is based on the article of the journalist, poet, and also the defender of the rights of persons with disabilities — Mark O'brien. Article about his experience of meeting with a sex therapist, which we are called surrogates, and about the emotions experienced in time.

The theme of the life of a disabled person in a complex world. Not love blogger Varlamov for the lack of a sense of humor, but he says the right things on the urban amenities, but rather their lack of them for people with reduced mobility. We understand how the disabled are hard to climb even on the curb of the sidewalk, or crossing the curb, because we disabled for us this is an exceptional little thing. In Russia on the moment, about 9%, we they are not see so they out of its "cells". They always been hard to live in our world. Always! And now in the past.

About nannies and the nurses heard (casual of course in the topic is not expand) And here for sex therapists who rehabilitate how physically and mentally of people with greed clinging to the small pleasures of life. Very new, opened in this world for me. Profession is unusual. Despite that the line between prostitution and, so called surrogate thin. Personally, I admire this woman, which charged way — Cheryl green. Bold. Very brave, one of heroes of our time.

The film, despite the severity of the raised theme, it looks easy. The Director is thoughtful and no powas approached visualization of the project. I would like to mention one point. Very cool that is not shown intimate life Cheryl and her husband. Although it could be such footage. But then I think something would break.

Five of the actors, which keeps the film — super! They it's welcome! Without replay. Nothing superfluous, but very volumetrically. However, I was particularly impressed with Helen hunt. With this film — love her.

The joy of the simple things that we can afford to do. Quite a it is our happiness...

Henrie Wasson
12 January 2013 | 05:25

Movies caught on Oscar in this year is quite unpredictable and sudden, and, in this case, these words will sound in a negative way. A lot of good movies and actors missed your chance replaced by nominees. One of these paintings and is "Session" or as call our localizers "Substitute".

The film tells us about a man who is almost 40 and he was living with an iron lung, decides to diversify his life and to learn the lesson of love with a woman. For him need to get approval in Church contact a sex therapist, with whom he will conduct a session on the teaching of the mystery of love. The whole story actually and built on learning the pleasures of sex, and how despite all the difficulties in life, mark (John Hawkes) with the help of Cheryl (Helen hunt), Faith (mun bladgoud), Amanda (Annika marks) and other, not less important characters continues to rejoice in its existence. Over all of course big love story how beautiful last years of his life in marriage.

Acting, in fact, complex and extraordinary only protagonist what Helen hunt has received so many nominations for me, perhaps, will forever remain a mystery. Probably for such a difficult profession and a difficult way, which is rarely portrayed in a movie wider audience.

"Substitute" — film which hard seriously and one that maybe someone will be useful in order to learning someone — show that thirst for human life can hold it through a long and interesting life, well and someone will become just another "ordinary" films in the history of cinema.

How much has The Sessions made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $10,656,155.
How much did it cost to make The Sessions?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $1,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Sessions?
This tv-show was directed by Ben Lewin.
What is the genre of The Sessions?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, Biography, Best movies 2012.
Who starred in The Sessions?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks.
What is The Sessions IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was The Sessions released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2012-11-16.