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See the movie THE SESSIONS

Let's see this movie about sex, but, as I understand it, really about compassion among human beings. Afterwards let's eat at the ORGANIC GARDEN CAFE, 294 Cabot St., just down the street from the theater. This restaurant seems appripriate after what I think this movie will be.

Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt,
and William H. Macy

Based on the poignantly optimistic 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 his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. -- (C) Fox Searchlight

See trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy2y7UIpgP4

Cabot Cinema website Description:

Based on a true account by published poet and writer Mark O’Brien, this much-nominated film tells the story of the 38-year-old O’Brien (John Hawkes) who hired a sex surrogate (Academy Award winner Helen Hunt) to relieve him of his virginity. Deeply Catholic and paralyzed by childhood polio, O’Brien senses his time is short, and he wants to know the love of a woman before he dies. (The real O’Brien died in 1999 at the age of 49.) William H. Macy plays his parish priest and confessor, who counsels him. “The Sessions isn’t really about sex at all. It is about two people who can be of comfort to each other, and about the kindness that forms between them. This film rebukes and corrects countless brainless and cheap sex scenes in other movies. It’s a reminder that we must be kind to one another” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Highly recommend it.

    January 28, 2013

  • Rick M.

    I thought Helen Hunt was terrific in this movie. William Macy was very good in it as well. A must see for all.

    January 28, 2013

  • Elsa

    excellent! this movie was way more than I expected in many ways.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent story, well told. Fascinating lives lived by both poet and therapist. Will hafta learn more about each.

    January 27, 2013

  • cathy

    Great movie. Good choice

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many years ago, I remember an elder physician telling me of West Hospital in Richmond, VA. It was built for the sole purpose of treating polio victims in the early 1950's. The entire place was filled with iron lungs, each one filled with a paralyzed person. The development of a vaccine was a Godsend.

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the Organic Cafe. What a great idea!

    January 3, 2013

  • cathy

    below is a link to a groupon for Organic Cafe. Might need to share with someone as it is for $40 of food for $20

    January 3, 2013

  • Rick M.

    I saw this movie about a month ago. Helen Hunt is excellent in this movie. This is her first time filming this nude and she was awesome in it. A woman of her age should be proud of her body.

    December 31, 2012

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