The Sessions (2012)
Critic Consensus: Tender, funny, and touching, The Sessions provides an acting showcase for its talented stars and proves it's possible for Hollywood to produce a grown-up movie about sex.
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Critic Reviews for The Sessions
Hunt is a prodigy. No other actress could have brought such easeful transparency, such a glow of givingness, such heedlessness of glamour each time she strips naked.
You could maybe see it working as a play, though the tactile detail of these scenes needs close-ups on the actors' faces to communicate what the transaction means to them both.
Three days after viewing, the film's questioning generosity and sense of perspective will still be knocking around your head.
Audience Reviews for The Sessions
Despite its unnecessary ending with a completely out-of-place narration, this is a touching drama centered on three-dimensional characters and two wonderful performances by Hawkes and Hunt, who deserve both a million awards for their profoundly sensitive compositions.
"The Sessions" is an engrossing drama about sex with amazingly fearless performances from John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, in a career-best performance.
Surprisingly good. Really expected this to be worthy and a bit of a yawner, but it's actually quite funny and sweet as well as sad. Performances are perfect.
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