The Sessions
aka The Surrogate
First screened in November 2012
Director: Ben Lewin. Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Jennifer Kumiyama, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin, W. Earl Brown, Ming Lo, Rusty Schwimmer, Robin Weigert, Rhea Perlman, Blake Lindsley. Screenplay: Ben Lewin.
Twitter Capsule: Sympathetic, appealingly played across the board, but feels oddly truncated in almost every direction. Abrupt finish.

Photo © 2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Rhino Films
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): John Hawkes
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award (Dramatic); Special Jury Prize (Ensemble Acting)

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