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The Sessions

While many movies have been made about teenaged boys trying to lose their virginity, this script takes a slightly different angle. This time the goal belongs to a man in an iron lung. And instead of peer support, he turns to his therapist, a priest and a professional sex surrogate for help. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 19 Oct 2012
Video Release: 11 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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The Sessions is rated R: for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue.

Director: Ben Lewin
Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood
Studio: 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Release Date: 19 October 2012 (Limited)

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Why Is The Sessions Rated R?

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