"The Sessions" movie quotes follow along as a paralyzed poet decides to lose his virginity and seeks out a sex surrogate. The independent drama earned praise at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival including receiving the Audience Award and US Dramatic Special Jury Prize.
In "The Sessions," Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) is a 38-year-old man who was paralyzed and confined to an iron lung after contracting polio as a child. Having never been with a woman, Mark decides that it's time to lose his virginity. With the support of his priest, Father Brendan (William H. Macy), Mark finds a sex surrogate to help him. A sex surrogate is not a prostitute but does provide sexual contact as a technique in order to achieve a therapeutic goal.
Mark begins seeing sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene. At first he's highly nervous but after he gets to know Cheryl a bit more during their sessions he starts to loosen up and come to really adore Cheryl."The Sessions" is based on a true story but for something a bit more fictional, check out other great movies such as "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," "Here Comes the Boom," "The Paperboy," "Taken 2," "Frankenweenie," "Butter," "Won't Back Down," and "Looper."
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Father Brendan: "I understand you'd like me to hear your confession."
Mark: "It felt cursed, like the whole enterprise was cursed. It seemed like a totally just punishment. God wasn't actually denying my sexuality, he was just pointing out how useless it was."
Clerk: "What kind of therapist is she?"