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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I ;think it is too bad this movie did not get more notice..I thought it was amazing..well acted, sensitive and touching. I think some people may find this movie very emotional and want to avoid it because it can evoke powerful feelingsand the subject matter is difficult. I give it 4+stars. (I am a psychotherapist and I assure you that what was depicted here is real.).