Based on a true story, "The Sessions" chronicles a few encounters between a polio victim forced to live (most of) his life in an iron lung and a sex therapist/surrogate who is enlisted to help him lose his virginity at age 36.The three main characters, Mark, Cheryl, and Father Brendan are played by John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H Macy, respectively. And respectfully. And though it's not played for laughs, you can't help it; the audience I was with seemed as entertained as I was. There's something about awkward sex that's just funny sometimes. Ask my wife. Ba-dum.Hawkes is particularly convincing - and entirely likable - as the man on a gurney. Hunt has always been a favorite of mine, and watching her parade around naked for the better part of the film wasn't so bad either. And William H Macy as the forgiving priest? It doesn't get better than this."The Sessions", probably not playing at the Cineplex near you, but worth searching out if you can find it.