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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

  • Release date:October 19, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Helen Hunt Best Supporting Female 2012 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Helen Hunt Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Helen Hunt Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helen Hunt Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Helen Hunt Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Helen Hunt Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards John Hawkes Best Male Lead 2012 Winner
Screen Actors Guild John Hawkes Best Actor 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Hawkes Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society John Hawkes Best Actor 2012 Nominee

Cast

John Hawkes
as Mark
Helen Hunt
as Cheryl
Moon Bloodgood
as Vera
Annika Marks
as Amanda
Rhea Perlman
as Mikvah Lady
Adam Arkin
as Josh
William H. Macy
as Father Brendan
W. Earl Brown
as Rod
Robin Weigert
as Susan
Blake Lindsley
as Dr. Laura White
Ming Lo
as Clerk
Rusty Schwimmer
as Joan
Jimmy Martinez
as Matt
Jarrod Bailey
as Tony
Daniel Quinn
as E.R. Doctor

Crew

Ben Lewin
Director
Ben Lewin
Producer
Stephen Nemeth
Producer
Ben Lewin
Screenwriter
Geoffrey Simpson
Cinematographer
Marco Beltrami
Composer (Music Score)
Lisa Bromwell
Editor
John Mott
Production Designer
Justine Seymour
Costume Designer
David Dwiggins
First Assistant Director
Geoffrey Simpson
Camera Operator
Jonathan Wales
Sound Mixer
Marty Kasparian
Sound Mixer
Ronnie Yeskel
Casting
John Portnoy
Post Production Supervisor
Jared Parsons
Location Manager
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