Touchy Feely

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"A self-improved comedy"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.3  (3,853)
  • 55

Touchy Feely is a heartfelt and sensitive drama film that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The movie follows the lives of two siblings, Abby and Paul, who are struggling with personal and professional issues. Abby (played by Rosemarie DeWitt), is a successful massage therapist who starts to develop a sudden aversion towards human touch. Her brother Paul (played by Josh Pais), who is a dentist, suddenly discovers a gift for healing through touch. The story follows how their lives intersect and the relationships they have with their family and friends.

The movie touches on themes of family dynamics, human connection, and the search for meaning and purpose in life. The brilliant cast, which includes Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, and Tomo Nakayama, brings depth and authenticity to the movie's characters. The engaging soundtrack by composer Mike McCready of Pearl Jam adds a layer of emotional depth to the film.

Rosemarie DeWitt delivers a standout performance as Abby, a character that transforms from self-doubt and frustration to self-awareness and healing. Her portrayal of Abby as a strong yet vulnerable woman, grappling with her own limitations, is a testament to her acting prowess. Josh Pais is equally impressive as Paul, showcasing his character's transformation from a practical man bound by his own insecurities to a more open and accepting individual, thanks to newfound skills in healing touch.

Elliot Page, in a supporting role, gives a nuanced performance as Jenny, Abby's introverted niece. Allison Janney, who plays Abby's friend, Bronwyn, brings her characteristic humor and sharp wit to the film.

Director Lynn Shelton's understated approach to the film's subject matter creates a sense of realism that enables viewers to connect with the characters and their emotional journeys. The film's pacing, along with its organic dialogue, also adds to its authentic feel.

Overall, Touchy Feely is an intimate and thought-provoking drama that skillfully explores complex emotions and relationships. The film's strength lies in its ability to capture the subtle nuances of human behavior while maintaining an engaging narrative. It is a must-watch for fans of independent filmmaking and those who seek films that delve beyond the surface level of human interaction.

Touchy Feely is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 55.

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Touchy Feely is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Touchy Feely for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 30 min
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    5.3  (3,853)
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