The Sessions


The Sessions portrays the incredible life of poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who was struck with polio as a child. As an adult, he is limited to about 3 hours a day outside of his iron lung. He is hilarious and smart and creative. The actors here are amazing. John Hawkes (from Me and You and Everyone We Know) fully becomes Mark O'Brien. William H. Macy is remarkably cool for a priest. Helen Hunt makes us realize how largely uncomfortable we all are in our bodies, until we accept them. This is a film about disability; but more than that, it's a film about ability. It's about sex, but also about love.