A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in this drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O'Brien. With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions.
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Terrific treatment of a difficult subject.
Have a sponge ready.....
Tremendous performaces by William H. Macy and Helen Hunt. Refreshingly frank about sexuality. A very spiritual and tender film.
A sad and sweet and beautifully acted little movie.
Both Hawkes and Hunt were superb. Story itself was really lacking.