Fresh from festival hits Winter's Bone and Martha Marcy May Marlene where he played sinister and sometimes charming men with wayward morals and manipulative streaks, John Hawkes proves he can just as ably inhabit a real-life figure with an easy smile and tangible warmth in TIFF crowd-pleaser The Sessions.
Hawkes is Mark O'Brien, a polio survivor and poet who's mostly confined to an iron lung but possessed of a sharp mind and undeniable charm and who, at 38, is still a virgin.
After consulting his affable friend Father Brendan (William H.
Macy), he decides to seek out the help of a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) and finds out a lot about himself and love.
Directed by Ben Lewin, himself a polio survivor, The Sessions shows a man without pity who appreciates his particular situation and decides to take a chance on himself.
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