Release date: October 26, 2012
Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) has spent the majority of his life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio. Not willing to let this hold him back in life, he learns to use a stick he holds with his mouth to follow through with his passion for writing.
He is constantly looked after by a rotating schedule of attendants, but when one attendant rubs him the wrong way, he asks his priest (William H. Macy) if it is a sin to fire her. With the priest's blessing, he seeks the care of another and he falls in love with her gentle heart and kind smile.
He wants to marry her, but she's unwilling. Unhappy, Mark returns to the priest before embarking on a new missionlosing his virginity. In his weekly sessions with a sexual surrogate (Helen Hunt), Mark learns about her body as well as his own, and step by step achieves his sexual goals on his way to manhood.
Runtime: 95 min
Director: Ben Lewin
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producers: Judi Levine, Ben Lewin, Stephen Nemeth
Screenplay: Ben Lewin
Cast: John Hawkes,Helen Hunt,William H. Macy,Moon Bloodgood,Annika Marks,Rhea Perlman,W. Earl Brown,Robin Weigert
- Stereo Messiah
- Paris Hilton laughs off Deadmau5 attack
- Honey Boo Boo has been axed
- Rupert Grint: Shia LaBeouf had naked hallucinations
- William H. Macy has renewed love for film industry
- Kim Kardashian West submitted 2,000 selfies for book
- Paparazzi - October 24th, 2014
- Ninja Bean
- Taylor Swift 'scared' of being framed for murder
- The Situation pleads not guilty to tax fraud