John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, stars of the upcoming film, The Sessions, on Jan. 19 & 20, have been nominated for 2013 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. They have also been nominated for 2013 Film Critics Association Awards for the same categories. Using only his tilted head, his eyes, nose, and mouth and that quizzical voice, Hawkes brings O’Brien to life. “Hawkes’ performance is the must-see hook of The Sessions, but Hunt gives this funny, touching movie its soul,” writes the Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez.
Based on the poignant autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined at age 38 to lose his virginity. With the help of a sex therapist and the guidance of a priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
“The Sessions is a pleasant shock: a touching, profoundly sex-positive film that equates sex with intimacy, tenderness and emotional connection instead of performance, competition and conquest.”—Stephen Holden, New York Times