This was a most unusual film.
I wasn't sure if I was enjoying the film or not (hence the 3 stars) but found it so compelling.
It was a touching story nonetheless. Would not appeal to some.
This is a wonderfully funny story of a paralysed man who wants to try to learn about sexual inter course. The therapist and several other women fall in love with him during that time. The acting is very gentle and sensitive.
This one's a winner! Great performances, funny, touching, plenty of nudity, made the wife cry, then she smacked me for renting it. Physical abuse aside, I can honestly say I recommend this film.
A touching true story. The actors were amazing. Enjoyed the film.
Wow, wow, wow! This is such a beautiful and humorous movie with incredible acting. There is nudity, there are sex scenes, but so low-key and tastefully done, I didn't feel at all uncomfortable watching it. Helen Hunt & John Hawkes are brilliant - Helen so brave and John such a brilliant character actor - who would believe it is the same guy in Winter's Bone??? The supporting cast was excellent too, this is just an incredibly warm-hearted, funny, touching, poignant and tender movie, I loved it. And I cried at the end! 10/10 for me.
interesting storyline, well acted I must say. Won't appeal to everyone though.
Great movie with a very unique story line
amazing true story. leads were fantastic in their roles.
Moving story. Enjoyed the film
Hunt's awful face and the lead male's hideous voice distracted from what could have been a good movie.
Fantastic movie.......very moving and real.......
Oh! What a journey.....amazing story. The actors were brilliant. A whole new respect for Helen Hunt and John Hawkes did a fabulous job, so convincing. Have been raving about this film and wished I had been brave enough to see it when it first came out.
this is one of the most compassionate and moving films I have ever seen.
Great acting with raw emotion. John Hawkes played Mark with great respect.
Thought provoking, moving. I didn't know what to expect - but I'm so glad I rented this movie.
A real movie. Not glossy Hollywood. Just an interesting story with some great acting. Kind of confronting as its stuff you don't like to think about. If you like a bit of depth you will like this.
Really enjoyed this movie. For once it was something completely different & not the usual run of the mill storyline. The fact that it was a true story added more depth to it as well.
Not really my kind of movie but it did keep me interested and needing to know how it ended
Excellent movie, beautifully told true story, well acted, highly recommend this movie, I really enjoyed it.
This was a fascintaing venture into a sad real life situation and how it was resolved. Well worth a watch.
I do believe this movie would appeal to some people. For me, it was slow rubbish.
Absolutely glorious film and I enjoyed it more than I expected to. I had recently seen a documentary on the sex surrogate who Helen Hunt plays in the movie - which she did exceptionally well (even down to the accent) so that may have enhanced my viewing. Well acted and scripted and just a joy to watch the human emotions unfold.
A stunning and sympathetic story, well told and well acted.
Very special ... funny, touching, inspirational and exceptionally well acted by all concerned.
this is a unique and beautifully crafted film. actors are superb
Very thought provoking!! .. the torture of being stuck in ones own body ... Actors portrayed the characters very well... his sense of humour leaps through the script ... beautiful!!
So touching and thought provoking.
not for everybody but well acted
I found it quite uncomfortable viewing, nothing's left to the imagination any more, would have been a great film if it had been made in the 1950's using more of the power of suggestion. (or maybe it's just me being prudish)
Wonderful script, wonderful movie. WHAT A MAN. Can't find the words to describe my feelings having just finished watching this movie. Tastefully done and so much more. Yes I agree with many others..Best movie out of the USA for a long long long time.
What a great surprise this was! Great story and well acted.
Best Movie out of the USA have seen in ages - great story - slightly indie.
Wonderful movie, beautifully handled and acted. Very, very touching.
Absolutely worth it. Great story line and very well presented by the extremely talented cast.
Absolutely awesome this movie! Do your self a favor and watch what i consider one of the best movies of the year!
One of the best movies to sneak under most peoples radar. My wife was crying at the end of the movie. Not your typical Hollywood thin plot. Particularly Helen Hunt was excellent in her role.
A wonderful script. A wonderful cast. I don't know how anybody could not love this movie. Based on a really brave and funny human being who overcame unbelievable odds. As a catholic I could really relate to his feelings. You will laugh and cry and when it is finished I hope you will have the same reaction as I did and come to fully appreciate the disabled and their carers. It is important to overlook the disability and see the person. Full credit to the directors and producers for a remarkable story brought to the screen.
Well acted, profesional, good storyline.
Absolutely loved this movie... so poignant .... every actor is superb in their role.
Beautiful ! The mortal coil - all that we are. - all that we aren't - all that we wish to be - that goes for the able bodied. The spirit of this man almost makes his disability incidental. It's the people around him who really need to examine their lives. Helen Hunt is exquisite. She is underrated as an actress in my view.
This movie gives insight to a world most people do not know or think about.
It's a movie about love and compassion, Well worth a watch.
Excellent drama dealing with disabled people and sexuality, tastefully done and the sex scenes are touching (no pun intended) and amusing. A movie that shows us no matter what we are we all have desires and needs. Highly recommended viewing.
A touching and sometimes sad story, quite well portayed. William Macy is great as the priest. I do wonder about a "sex therapist" having unprotected sex with her client though. Not a movie for the prudish.
excellent in every respect - story based on fact, wonderful acting. Highly recommended.
This is an original movie about a topic not before covered: the sexuality of the disabled. Nothing is over-romanticised as everything is portrayed in a matter-of-fact tone. The acting is top class, particularly John Hawkes who is excellent. There is genuine warmth and gentle humour in this cheerfully courageous film.
For a movie about sex, very little is seen of sex or the relevant body parts, apart from Helen Hunt's breasts. That aside, it's a remarkable and moving film, possibly spoilt by all the media comment and revelations about the movie when it was released. Thus there are few surprises, apart from the coyness.
Great film and very sensitively handled.
Excellent movie - it was done very well. And William H Macy as the priest was excellent too.
Superb movie. I really "ummed and erred" about getting this one out. I don't usually like dramas about taboo subjects because I'm usually more of a popcorn action flick kinda guy. However, I'm really glad I watched this, it's well worth a look. Superb acting by the whole cast really makes this movie shine. I was surprised at the humour that was injected into a very awkward subject. I recommend everyone invest the 1.5 hours into this movie, you'll be glad you did. If anything, you'll really appreciate the cast's top rate acting, especially Helen Hunt's extremely courageous portrayal.
An insight in the vulnerability and desires of the disabled, something many able bodied people would rarely think about. I would give this 3.5 Stars if it were possible....
A good watch, if a touch self-congratulatory (do women fall in love so easily?). Poetic license perhaps, but there's some superb acting here, and Helen Hunt is looking surprisingly well preserved...