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Film, "The Sessions": Physical, Spiritual, Sexual

"The Sessions": Physical, Spiritual, Sexual

You were really and truly inside me," Helen Hunt's sex surrogate Cheryl assures her client, 36-year-old Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes), a poet and journalist confined to an iron lung after contracting polio as a child, who doesn't want to die…
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Film, Mel Sells Out

Mel Sells Out

What Women Want could be the first movie to win a Clio Award for Advertisement of the Year. No fewer than two dozen products receive prominent placement in the film, from Federal Express to Foster's Lager to Cutty Sark to…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Without You I'm Nothing A puzzling full-page ad beginning "Dear Helen Hunt" appeared in Daily Variety in late October. "Congratulations on a bravo performance in Pay It Forward," it read. "You brought all of Arlene's wit, warmth, love and vulnerabilities…
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Film, American Ply

American Ply

To put it mildly, it is uncomfortable and embarrassing to have one's cynical ass whipped by a huge, hulking Hallmark card, and this is exactly the sensation one takes away from Mimi Leder's Pay It Forward. Not that the near-total…
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Movie of the Weak

As Good As It Gets Directed by James L. Brooks. Written by Brooks and Mark Andrus. Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear. At the Kabuki. The ad line for As Good As It Gets is "A comedy from…
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