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Touchy Feely (2013)

R | | Drama | 16 May 2014 (UK)
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A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.

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Lynn Shelton

Writer:

Lynn Shelton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Abby
Amber Wolfe Wollam Amber Wolfe Wollam ... Massage Client #1
Josh Pais ... Paul
Ellen Page ... Jenny
Scoot McNairy ... Jesse
Ethel R. Deans Ethel R. Deans ... Mrs. Elvsted
Shannon Kipp ... Susan
Allison Janney ... Bronwyn
Tomo Nakayama Tomo Nakayama ... Henry
Khanh Doan Khanh Doan ... Massage Client #2
Ruth McRee Ruth McRee ... Mrs. Olsen
Ron Livingston ... Adrian
Alycia Delmore ... Ellen
Daniel Malony Daniel Malony ... Bike Shop Co-Worker
Hans Altwies Hans Altwies ... Mr. Frobischer
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A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Atingere vindecatoare See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,447, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$36,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,128
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color
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Trivia

Mark Webber was cast as Jesse but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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The first section of the end credits appears over a scene of Abby, Jesse, Paul, Jenny and Henry sharing a meal. See more »

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The One
written by Craig Chambers
performed by Le Sang Song
Courtesy of Dragnet Records
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Another bland slice of Indie whimsy
19 October 2013 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

'Touchy Feely' is yet another Indie film which depicts the repressed behaviors and ho-hum dilemmas of middle-class American families. The opening act is set at an awkward dinner, where it's revealed that a dentist single father is obstructing his daughter's artistic potential by employing her as an assistant, while his sister works as a massage therapist, and prevaricates over moving in with her unambitious boyfriend.

Their issues soon materialize in bizarre ways - the dentist discovers his touch can miraculously cure long-standing dental ailments, while the massage therapist suddenly finds herself repulsed by human skin. The fine cast does their best with the material, but this lightweight fable makes little sense as pivotal plot-lines are swept under the carpet, or else forgotten by the screenwriter. By the time everybody gathers for a second dinner, most of the family problems have magically evaporated thanks to the glib ministrations of a Reiki therapist, an ex-lover's apology, the songs of an Asian folk singer and a couple of tabs of ecstasy.


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