Movies

The Sessions ****

The Sessions is why I go see movies on their first run in a move theater.  The Sessions is why I never give up on a film industry that appears to be overwhelmed by Big Studio’s insistence on mitigating risk and under estimating audience intelligence.

The Sessions feels fresh, funny, honest and upbeat.  The Sessions is based on a true story and a storyline that feels genuine and true.  The Sessions feels natural at all times on a subject matter that the film industry rarely, if ever, gets correct.

The Sessions stars Helen Hunt and features Moon Bloodgood.  Both Hunt and Bloodgood are physically attractive females, but the story does not need it.  The Sessions stars John Hawkes and features William H. Macy.  Both are two of the movie industry’s most chameleon like actors –  The story utilizes their ability in this area to its fullest extent.

Sidebar:  John Hawkes has performed terrifically in recent roles that cover an enormous spectrum of character.  If you did not know of Hawkes you would believe the filmmakers hired a guy who in real life lives off the grid in Osarkes in Winter’s Bone.  If you did not know of John Hawkes you would have thought the filmmakers hired a guy who in real life had led a cult and could entrance any females in his midst.  If you did not know of John Hawkes you would believe the filmmakers hired a guy who in real life is fully incapacitated below the neck.

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