Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely (2013)

TOUCHY FEELY is a closely observed examination of a family whose delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels. Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted but overly quirky, Touchy Feely is a tonally uneven dramedy with some interesting ideas but a lack of follow-through.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Despite its hints of New Age mysticism and serviceable performances from an able cast, Touchy Feely is too entrenched in its dour tone to be uplifting.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A work that gestures toward depths without truly plumbing them.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

There is strong character work in here, one or two genuinely touching moments, and some good laughs too.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The actors are all first-rate and the performances are fascinating, though Shelton, who shuns exposition, makes you work to figure out the interrelationships.

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Alonso Duralde

The kind of film that makes you wish they had perfected choose-your-own-adventure technology for movies, one that would allow you to ditch the central character and follow any number of the story's more interesting second bananas.

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

Innocuous then, but sadly lacking the wit and insight of Shelton's far superior Your Sister's Sister.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

There's something fresh and new here, something that wasn't so dominant in [Shelton's] previous work.

Hank Sartin

I wanted to like this movie more than I did.

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Rich Cline

After a couple of gimmicky transgressive comedies (Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), writer-director Lynn Shelton takes a more observant approach this time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This was one of my latest disappointments with the independent film genre. While I can always find some glimmering reason why an indie movie has touched me,… More
Panta Oz
This drama directed by Lynn Shelton was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. After watching it, I really think that this one… More
Greg S
A successful massage therapist suddenly develops an aversion to the human body; simultaneously her struggling dentist brother gains an unexplained power to heal… More
John Ballantine
A great cast has some moments but ultimately bores us in this existential crisis that no one will want a part of.