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7.2

The Sessions (2012)

The Sessions | The Surrogate
Running time: 98 min | Genre: Independent films, Comedy, Dramatic Comedy, Disability, Drama, Romance, Based on real facts, Independent Film United States
The Sessions

Synopsis

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a tetraplegic man in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest (William H. Macy), he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene (Helen Hunt), a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, it follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actor - Drama (John Hawkes)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Leading Actor (John Hawkes)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

Independent Spirit

Best Leading Actor (John Hawkes)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
WINNER

Sundance Film Festival

Audience Award - Best Picture Drama (EEUU)
WINNER
Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting
WINNER
Grand Jury Prize - Best Picture Drama (EEUU)
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Leading Actor (John Hawkes)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actor (John Hawkes)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Helen Hunt)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

The Sessions | The Surrogate

Director

Ben Lewin

Producer

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Running time

98 min

Screenwriter

Ben Lewin

Music

Marco Beltrami

Cinematography

Geoffrey Simpson

Year

2012

Country

United States United States

Box Office

Budget

$1,000,000

Gross

$9,138,338,

Ranking

IMDb
7.2

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