Touchy Feely 2013 R CC

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Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a sought-after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to do her job, but also severely affects her relationship with her ...

Starring:
Rosemarie DeWitt, Amber Wolfe Wollam
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

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Touchy Feely

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Lynn Shelton
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Amber Wolfe Wollam
Supporting actors Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Ethel R. Deans, Shannon Kipp, Allison Janney, Tomo Nakayama, Khanh Doan, Ruth McRee, Ron Livingston, Alycia Delmore, Alexandra Gobeille, Daniel Malony, Hans Altwies, Sean Nelson, Amy Thone, Kate Bayley, Donald Deans
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The storyline was interesting and sweet.
SHANNON HUNTER
This movie will make you laugh and possibly weep a little, but isn't that what a good film is supposed to do?
emeraldcityhooligan
Wish I would have waited until it was available for free on Prime.
Kathryn M Fisher

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Jenkins on September 29, 2013
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Touchy Feely is a character study about largely uninteresting characters. By the time the film ends rather abruptly, the significant path many of the characters need to go on for personal transformation seems hardly begun and so the film cheats you of a sense of closure. And at that point, you'll ask yourself why you just wasted 90 minutes with these people. All in all, the film's dialogue seems forced and the plot points become a bit cartoonish and outlandish in nature. The actors are all terrific--they get through the bland dialog as well as they can, but the words betray the soul of their characters. I love a good, small film about interesting people. They can't be found anywhere in this piece...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ::TRIX:: on September 12, 2013
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The film wasn't bad. But there were some things keeping it from allowing to be a well executed film. I don't want to associate this film with being 'Mumblecore' in any way, shape, or form. I think it has its own voice and is standing alone just fine without the movement. I love the message of the film, the performances, and I love that Lynn didn't hold back her intentions. But when the credits rolled, I felt I was still missing something. Overall, what kept me watching was the interactions and where everything would eventually lead to. But nothing really sealed the deal for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mr. contrarian on January 31, 2014
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The trailer makes this film seem like it's all about a massage therapist developing a sudden repulsion to touching anyone. In reality, all the characters get equal focus. There isn't much plot. It's all about observing the emotional state of these people. I actually enjoyed the fact that it never seems to be in a hurry to get anywhere in particular. Audiences are allowed to draw their own conclusions. Yes, some of them are a little crazy...but real life crazy instead of hyped up Hollywood crazy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By emeraldcityhooligan on September 15, 2013
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This movie manages to tell an original story while capturing the essence of Seattle and all its quirkiness very poignantly.

A massage therapist, Abby (Dewitt) finds herself unable to touch anyone while her until now underwhelming dentist brother Paul (Pais) suddenly is being heralded as a magical healer of TMJ. Jenny as Ellen Page is wonderful as always as Paul's daughter and floundering young adult trapped at home by her fear of hurting her father's feelings. Throw in Scoot McNairy as Abby's hipster cyclist boyfriend and this is a rock solid main cast. Tomo Nakayama as Henry (and his wonderful original music) as a love interest for Jenny and all bets are off.

Lynn Shelton is well known for giving actors room to play around with the script making it their own and this shows here in a wonderful way. This movie will make you laugh and possibly weep a little, but isn't that what a good film is supposed to do? Go see it, run to the theater if you must.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pamela on August 30, 2013
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The story was lacking any forward momentum. The characters didn't warrant enough interest or sympathy to keep my interest. I also found the method of their enlightenment tired and lazy. I was bored.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas F. Britt on April 23, 2014
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Tomo Nakayama and Josh Pais (two of the lesser known actors compared to DeWitt and Pafe) deliver the best performances. Overall the story is extremely melodramatic with a slower pace than most people will like - classic Indie film. That said it's shot and scored (also Nakayama credit on this) very well for an Indie budget. Would have loved to have seen a much more closed ending than the dinner table close - left asking "that's it!?"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lena Stuart on December 28, 2013
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I liked the trailer and was thrilled to finally watch this movie. It was great in the first half, but then became very strange in the second half. Not sure I understand what happened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terren H. Baker on September 13, 2013
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Enjoyed this off beat indie film... but it was missing that "got to love it" review. Somehow all the characters seemed to be missing enough edge to make me really care about them. They all had their chip on the shoulder - some more than others. The ending was a bit too pat.
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