About

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Chery...

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Directed by

Ben Lewin

Written by

Ben Lewin (Writer)

Runtime

98 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The festival hit of the year!

Cast

Keywords

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role