Preview: The Sessions (2012)


A man afflicted with polio is encouraged by his social worker to seek out a sex therapist to satisfy his cravings. With the support of his priest, he agrees and begins falling in love with the woman who is paid to help him sexually.

  • Poster: C


These are nice shades of blue, but the design is unoriginal and uninspiring.

  • Trailer: C+


An amusing film with what looks like a fun performance by John Hawkes, but the priestly humor seems uncharacteristic and the concept is a bit odd.

Oscar Prospects:

There's talk of an Oscar nomination for Helen Hunt, though whether it's in lead or support no one knows for sure. The film could also net John Hawkes another Oscar nomination in lead, but he's got a lot of competition this year.

Release Date:

  • October 19, 2012