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THE SESSIONS (2012)

THE SESSIONS <span>(2012)</span> artwork

THE SESSIONS (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 18/01/2013

Ratings Info Contains strong sex and sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Ben Lewin

Cast includes John Hawkes, Helen Hunt

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 23/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SESSIONS is a US drama based on the real-life story of poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who was severely physically disabled after contracting polio during childhood. The film focuses on a period in his adult life in which he hired a sex therapist called Cheryl to assist him in losing his virginity and experiencing sexual relations.

Sex

The focus of the film is the series of sex therapy sessions that take place between Mark and Cheryl. There are some strong verbal references to sexual activities, but they are generally clinical and matter-of-fact rather than crude or titillatory. Scenes of sexual activity feature nudity and sight of the pair in sexual positions, but there is no explicit detail and the focus is on the difficulties caused by Mark's disabilities and on the caring manner in which Cheryl seeks to overcome these obstacles.

There is also a single use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language.

Trailer

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Details

Title
THE SESSIONS
Also known as
THE SESSIONS - TRAILER B,THE SESSIONS - TRAILER T
Year
2012
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
28/03/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF294142

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