The Sessions is a true story that tackles the heavy topic of sexuality and the emotional toll it can take on a paralyzed person. Director Ben Lewin handles this with grace as the film never becomes heavy handed or becomes an emotionally draining human tragedy. Instead, we're given an uplifting film that preaches the true power of love and how positive momentum can take the human spirit to great places. If not for a strong supporting cast including Helen Hunt and William H. Macy, this idea may have fallen flat. They are both devoted in their roles and each reaches great new heights in their acting careers.
The Sessions is an affectionate film that takes chances by not wasting time on cliched human interaction. Alternately, we're given a film that is a true representation of real life people, all the while opening the flood gates to a bevy of authentic human feelings. It's not often that I state how emotionally invested a film is, but this one definitely captured my heart.