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The Sessions

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Original title
The Sessions (The Surrogate)
Running time
98 min.
United States United States
Ben Lewin (Article: Mark O'Brien)
Marco Beltrami
Geoffrey Simpson
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Fox Searchlight Pictures
Drama. Comedy. Romance | Based On A True Story. Comedy-Drama. Disability. Independent Film (US)
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Synopsis / Plot
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.
2012: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
2012: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations: Best Actor Drama (Hawkes) and Supp Actress (Hunt)
2012: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Helen Hunt)
2012: Critics Choice Awards: 2 nominations
2012: Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Film & Best Ensemble Cast
2012: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Hawkes) & Best Supporting Actress (Hunt)
2012: Satellite Awards: 5 nominations, including Best Film
2012: Chicago Film Critics Awards: nom. Best Actor (Hawkes) & Actress (hunt)
2012: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nominations including Best Actor (Hawkes)
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