Argo v. The Sessions

Both are entertaining and based on a true story.  However, “The Sessions” was the hands down winner.  John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are both exceptional.  The Sessions “is based on the optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien – – who was confined to an iron lung and who is determined–at age 38–to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.”

Note: $4.99 rental on Amazon Instant Video.  Official Site:


  1. Agree! I loved The Sessions.


  2. I haven’t seen either of these movies, David. But I suspect this assessment is correct. Argo seems to be well made propaganda. The Sessions appears much more realistic and human. I plan to see both so maybe actual experience will change my already madeup mind. ;^)

    Meanwhile here is what Juan Cole, a Middle East expert thinks about Argo:


  3. I saw Argo, but not The Sessions…yet. It looks sweet, and maybe I’ll cry. With Argo, I was just plain freaked out most of the time. 🙂


  4. That’s a very different role for William Macy.


  5. I’m going to watch the Sessions today. Saw The Beasts Of The Southern Wild Yesterday – it deserved to be on the list. Powerful, powerful movie – bring tissues.


  6. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Loved the Sessions. Not so much The Beasts… sorry, Mimi!


  7. I have nominated you for,” Very Inspiring Blogger Award.”


  8. I have wanted to see this movie since it was first released–just adore William H, Macy and Helen Hunt. It’s officially in the queue.


  9. Will have to wait for DVD since “The Sessions” never made it even close to me. Poop.


  10. I’ve always enjoyed Helen Hunt’s acting…!
    I haven’t seen either movie as yet, though I’m now looking forward to seeing ‘The Sessions’, then maybe Argo. Perhaps I’ll wait for the DVD… Thank You, David.. 😉


  11. Haven’t seen any of them but planning on it now. Hard for me to sit in one place for two hours without mind wondering somewhere else.


  12. Not Perfect Me says:

    Can’t wait to see The Sessions. Just placed a hold on the library last week. Loved Argo though.


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