Based on the true story of Mark O'Brien, a poet who spent much of his time in an iron lung, a result of childhood polio, The Sessions tells of his "first time" at age 38, thanks to the permission he gets from a Catholic priest and the expertise of a sexual surrogate.
As abstracted in Ben Lewin's film, The Sessions, Mark Obrien's tale is one of of a first-time sexual adventurer, launching himself into a world of intimacy he previously thought would be denied to him.
It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.