Based on the triumpant true story
Set a few decades back, and based on a true story. A 38 year old man is confined to an iron lung, after polio left him more-or-less paralysed from the neck down. He is eager to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality, by hiring a sex surrogate. However he did not count on how his feelings would react to this married woman. Note the age restriction, this film is not for the prudish.
No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Nudity)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sex, On the art circuit
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Cast John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks
Director Ben Lewin Screenplay Ben Lewin, from the article by Mark O'Brien Music Marco Beltrami Cinematography Geoffrey Simpson Editing Lisa Bromwell Sound formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Soundtrack Available
Made in 2012
Produced by Such More Films, Rhino Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Very strong and frequent
Nudity Very strong on sexual context
Sex Very strong and frequent
Drug abuse None
Comments A paraplegic man seeks the services of a sex therapist to sublimate his sexual desires and ends up falling for the married sex surrogate.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Ann Hornaday 15
Die Burger Paul Boekkooi 15
Cape Times Todd McCarthy 15 International Media
Box Office (USA) Rayy Greene 15
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 15
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 11
Metacritic.com 39 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com 179 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 19
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 16
Movie Review Intelligence (USA) 48 critics 16
Internet (IMDB) 9866 Netizens 15
Average .. 79% 16
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