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Las sesiones

Las sesiones
Las sesiones Rating: 78 out of 100 based on 25 reviews.
Basada en los escritos autobiográficos del periodista y poeta Mark O’Brien, “Las sesiones” cuenta la historia de un hombre confinado en un pulmón artificial que decide, a los 38 años de edad, perder su virginidad con la ayuda de una terapeuta y el asesoramiento de su sacerdote.
Producción
Director:Ben Lewin
Producer:Doug Blake (executive producer)
Judi Levine (producer)
Stephen Nemeth (producer)
Julius Colman (executive producer)
Alexandra Lewin (associate producer)
Ben Lewin (producer)
Maurice Silman (executive producer)
Darlene Winter (associate producer)
Abid Sayed (associate producer)
Writer:Ben Lewin (screenplay)
Mark O'Brien (article "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate")
Valoraciones de Las sesiones
RedEye
The dramedy, which won the audience award and a special jury prize for ensemble acting at Sundance this year, engineers a small story for mass consumption. It’s falafel at a chain restaurant: Good enough, but missing some flavor.
Leer crítica25 oct 2012
Fresno Bee
The best performances emerge when actors are able to strip away all of the trappings of their own lives and slip into the skin of the character they're playing. This only works if the actors are able to bare their acting soul without any fear....
Leer crítica15 nov 2012
Aisle Seat
Lots of movies have sex in them, but very few actually deal with sexuality as a serious topic. That's what makes The Sessions so refreshing. Here is an intelligent, funny, insightful film that offers a frank examination of sex.
New York Post
To call Ben Lewin’s inspiring and Oscar-baiting “The Sessions’’ a cross between “My Left Foot’’ and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin’’ may be somewhat flip, but it’s not entirely inaccurate.
Leer crítica18 oct 2012
Sacramento News & Review
A 38-year-old man (John Hawkes) decides to lose his virginity—despite the fact that he’s a quadriplegic confined to an iron lung. So he consults a priest (William H. Macy) on the spiritual aspects of his quest, and a sexual surrogate (Helen Hunt) on...
Leer crítica8 nov 2012
Valoraciones de Las sesiones
RedEye
The dramedy, which won the audience award and a special jury prize for ensemble acting at Sundance this year, engineers a small story for mass consumption. It’s falafel at a chain restaurant: Good enough, but missing some flavor.
Leer crítica25 oct 2012
Fresno Bee
The best performances emerge when actors are able to strip away all of the trappings of their own lives and slip into the skin of the character they're playing. This only works if the actors are able to bare their acting soul without any fear....
Leer crítica15 nov 2012
Aisle Seat
Lots of movies have sex in them, but very few actually deal with sexuality as a serious topic. That's what makes The Sessions so refreshing. Here is an intelligent, funny, insightful film that offers a frank examination of sex.
New York Post
To call Ben Lewin’s inspiring and Oscar-baiting “The Sessions’’ a cross between “My Left Foot’’ and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin’’ may be somewhat flip, but it’s not entirely inaccurate.
Leer crítica18 oct 2012
Sacramento News & Review
A 38-year-old man (John Hawkes) decides to lose his virginity—despite the fact that he’s a quadriplegic confined to an iron lung. So he consults a priest (William H. Macy) on the spiritual aspects of his quest, and a sexual surrogate (Helen Hunt) on...
Leer crítica8 nov 2012
Reel Film Reviews
Based on a true story, The Sessions follows John Hawkes' Mark O'Brien, a 38-year-old poet who has been mostly paralyzed since a childhood bout with polio, as he decides to lose his virginity with the help of a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt's Cheryl)...
Leer crítica22 oct 2012
The A.V. Club
In Ben Lewin’s The Sessions, John Hawkes takes on the kind of role that earns Academy Awards, in the kind of film that doesn’t. While his performance is humble and low-key rather than Oscar-tastically bombastic, his recent dynamic, forceful parts...
Leer crítica18 oct 2012
Eric D. Snider
“The Sessions” tells a true story about a physically disabled man who enlists a professional sex surrogate to help him through the difficulties, both emotional and logistical, of losing his virginity. That may sound like shameless Oscar-bait...
Reel Views
Back toward the beginning of her career, a then- 29 year old Helen Hunt appeared in a movie called The Waterdance. The film dealt frankly with the way disability impacted the sexual relationship between her character and the one played by Eric Stoltz.
Leer crítica1 nov 2012
CinemaBlend.com
The Sessions is never quite sure what it wants to be. The balance is completely off. It cares a little too much about its supporting characters and doesn’t cover quite enough of a timeframe to work as a biopic; yet, it tacks on too many scenes at the...
Entertainment Weekly
Mark O'Brien, 38 years old and devoutly Catholic, hires a sex surrogate to relieve him of his virginity in The Sessions, and we watch him up close and in bed as he achieves his goal. But wait, there's more. Because of childhood polio, O'Brien...
Leer crítica20 oct 2012
Laramie Movie Scope
This movie about a lonely man seeking love is extremely touching. It is even more memorable because it is based on a true story. A remarkable actor, John Hawkes (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) gives a remarkable performance as a remarkable character...
Leer crítica9 nov 2012
iHaveNet.com
In 1990, the writer Mark O'Brien contributed an article for the literary magazine The Sun called "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate." A survivor of childhood polio, the substantially disabled O'Brien spent much of his sleeping and waking hours confined to an...
Slant Magazine
In The Sessions, polio survivor Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) cuts through awkwardness with humor, using warm cracks to shift focus away from his neck-down immobility, and to endear himself to just about everyone. He may be confined to an iron lung all...
Leer crítica17 oct 2012
Boxoffice Magazine
The film is called The Surrogate—a bawdy and quietly passionate biography of paralyzed poet Mark O'Brien, whose autobiographical chronicle of his attempts to have sex using a paid surrogate has been adapted for the screen by writer/director Ben Lewin...
Leer crítica25 ene 2012
MovieXclusive.com
Rarely is the topic of sex treated with the maturity and candour that ‘The Sessions’ demonstrates, and that in itself makes writer-director Ben Lewin’s film fresh and interesting. Even more unexpected is how Lewin’s film in fact explores sex in...
Shadows on the Wall
Based on a true story, this quietly honest film manages to avoid sentimentality with startlingly earthy performances. And the straightforward filmmaking captures the inner life of the characters without becoming gimmicky.
Leer crítica3 oct 2012
Channel24
A sex comedy with a tragi-comic premise may sound disastrous at first but The Sessions is easily one of the most heart-warming and poignant movies of the year so far.
Leer crítica1 mar 2013
Empire
Formulaic but uplifting, positive and accessible. Fairly graphic sex is handled as tastefully as one is ever likely to see in a crowdpleaser.
Flicks.co.nz
What could have been saccharine awards-baiting B.S. becomes humane, life-affirming drama about far more than say, a rich regent with a stutter. John Hawkes has never been more watchable or witty as he is here, portraying Mark O'Brien, the Californian...
Express.co.uk
THE Sessions is a sweet, simple story about a subject that seems anything but - the sex life of a quadriplegic.
Leer crítica17 ene 2013
TotalFilm.com
The Sessions manages to avoid becoming an example what Yu once dismissed as “courageous cripple stories” by concentrating on what is, for some, the most troubling part of O’Brien’s story: his sex life.
Leer crítica16 ene 2013
canada.com
Sitcom stars don't usually get second chances, so there is something altogether surprising about The Sessions -- and it goes beyond the rebirth of Helen Hunt's screen career.
Leer crítica2 nov 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald
HOW do you make a topic such as disability sexy? The obvious solution is to add some sex. In Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the paralysed hero (Mathieu Amalric) was rarely without a group of beautiful women hovering by his...
Leer crítica10 nov 2012
QNetwork Entertainment
In The Sessions, John Hawkes plays Mark O’Brien, a real-life journalist and poet who spent 43 of his 49 years of life cruelly confined to an iron lung after a bout with childhood polio left him unable to move his limbs, and he is a revelation...
Interpretación
John Hawkes...Mark
Helen Hunt...Cheryl
William H. Macy...Father Brendan
Moon Bloodgood...Vera
Annika Marks...Amanda
Adam Arkin...Josh
Rhea Perlman...Mikvah Lady
W. Earl Brown...Rod
Robin Weigert...Susan
Blake Lindsley...Dr. Laura White
Ming Lo...Clerk
Rusty Schwimmer...Joan
Jennifer Kumiyama...Carmen
Tobias Forrest...Greg
Jarrod Bailey...Tony
James Martinez...Matt
J. Teddy Garces...Man in Elevator
B.J. Clinkscales...Ambulance Driver
Daniel Quinn...E.R. Doctor
Jonathan Hanrahan...Unicyclist
Paul MacLean...Young Mark
Phoebe Lewin...Girl on Beach
T.J. Edwards...Waiter
Terry...Cat
Bill Hillman...Himself - Reporter (archive footage)
Gina-Raye Carter...Pill Nurse (uncredited)
Amanda Jane Fleming...Margaret (uncredited)
Stephane Nicoli...Patient (uncredited)
George F. Watson...Amanda's Husband with Baby (uncredited)
Producción
Director:Ben Lewin
Producer:Doug Blake (executive producer)
Judi Levine (producer)
Stephen Nemeth (producer)
Julius Colman (executive producer)
Alexandra Lewin (associate producer)
Ben Lewin (producer)
Maurice Silman (executive producer)
Darlene Winter (associate producer)
Abid Sayed (associate producer)
Writer:Ben Lewin (screenplay)
Mark O'Brien (article "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate")
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Cinematographer:Geoffrey Simpson
Editing:Lisa Bromwell
Casting:Ronnie Yeskel
Production Design:John Mott
Set Decorator:Sofia Jimenez
Costume Design:Justine Seymour
Makeup:Elissa Prager (assistant makeup artist)
Darrell Redleaf-Fielder (makeup artist to Helen Hunt)
Natalie Wood (makeup department head)
Coco Yuon (makeup artist)
Dmitriy Kirillov (makeup artist)
Production Management:Doug Blake (unit production manager)
Rebekah Sindoris (production supervisor)
Compañía
Production Studio:Such Much Films
Rhino Films
Distributor:Fox Searchlight Pictures
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