The Sessions Movie


The Sessions

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2012 | R | Drama

Academy Award-nominee John Hawkes plays Mark O'Brien, a poet confined to an iron lung, determined to lose his virginity.

U.S. Release Date

The Sessions release date was Friday, October 19, 2012. This was a Limited in theaters release.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Directed by

Ben Lewin


Ben Lewin


Rating MPAA

R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue

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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.
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Also Known As

  • The Surrogate
  • Six Sessions

Shooting Locations

  • Monday, April 25 2011: Los Angeles, California, United States

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