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The Sessions Review - Helen Hunt And John Hawkes Hailed For Sensitive Performances

Helen Hunt and John Hawkes star in this delicately-handled story of Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) in an iron lung, who – at the age of 38 - decides that he wishes to lose his virginity. Help...

With Unanimous Praise From Critics, Why Isn't The Sessions Up For More Oscars?

Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, The Sessions - starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes - hits cinemas in the UK today (January 18, 2013) - on the back of...

Helen Hunt: The Sessions' Nudity Was 'Liberating'

Helen Hunt found her nude scenes in 'The Sessions' liberating.The veteran actress plays a sex surrogate who is hired by a disabled man with an iron lung (John Hawkes) to help him lose his virginity,...

Helen Hunt Surprised At The Sessions Success

Helen Hunt never imagined 'The Sessions' would be so successful.The 49-year-old actress plays sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene in the film about a paralysed man's desire to lose his virginity, and it has already received...

The Sessions Director Wanted Real-life Disabled Man In John Hawkes' Role

Director Ben Lewin was forced to hire actor John Hawkes to play a crippled polio survivor in The Sessions after failing to find a real-life disabled man for the part.The Winter's Bone star is gaining...

The Sessions: Does Paralyzed Virgin, Plus Sex Surrogate, Plus Helen Hunt, Equal Oscar?

The Sessions, an indie-drama about a paralyzed poet who hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity, is creating quite a buzz as awards' season approaches. The movie, directed by Ben Lewin and starring Helen...

Helen Hunt Loves Good Storylines

Helen Hunt is a ''w***e for a good story''.The 49-year-old actress spends most of her time on screen in new movie 'The Sessions' naked as she plays a sex surrogate who assists a disabled man...

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