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).