A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (IMDb)
What was interesting and really refreshing about this movie was how grown up it was. And I mean that seriously. The movie is about sex, but it wasn’t melodramatic and it wasn’t a raunchy comedy. It was honest and frank. It was real. So nice job by writer and director Ben Lewin for keeping the story really grounded. The acting didn’t hurt either. John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are great together. I loved their scenes together. Also, Hawkes physical work was fantastic as Mark, the main character who is in an iron lung. William H. Macy is fun as the priest who actually helps him, and Moon Bloodgood (that’s a name huh) is great as Mark’s attendant. There’s not really a whole lot to say about it. It’s a simple, honest, and not flashy, which worked wonderfully in its favor.