Academy Award® Nominee
Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined--at age 38--to lose his virginity.... View more >
strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue
Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy... View more >
Based on the autobiographical writings of Berkeley, California–based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien.
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Excellent acting, touching and surprisingly funny plus Helen Hunt looks great!
John Hawkes should get an Oscar nomination by lying down on the job. He came a long way from playing the bad guy in "Winter's Bone." Hawkes played Journalist Mark O'Brain who is confined to an Iron Lung. He wanted to lose his virginity so he hireed a therapeutic sex surfrogate played by Helen Hunt, who did her best work in years. probaby another Oscar nomination. Whe it comes to talking about sex, i picked this movie over "Hope Springs" anyday.
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