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An L.A. mechanic and a Vietnamese-American manicurist forge an unlikely friendship that begins to blossom into something much deeper in this intimate independent drama. Brendan is a mechanic whose marriage is on the rocks. Desperate to make his wife feel loved again, he confides his troubles in Tam during sessions to clean his oil-stained hands. With Tam's help, Brendan soon begins sweeping his wife off her feet again for the first time in years. Meanwhile, the growing attraction between Brendan and Tam threatens to destroy the marriage he's worked so hard to repair. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
as Lynn Faulkner
as Bill Hill
as August Murray
as Debra Lusanne
as Kathy Worthington
as Antoinette Baker
as Elwin Worrel
as Virginia Worrel
as Father Nestor
as Greg Czarnicki
as Father Donahue
as Scruffy Staff Worker
as Court Clerk
as Father Navaroli
as Bib Overalls
as Song Leader
as Richie Baker
as Roman Governor
as Palsied Man
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Critic Reviews for Touch
Paul Schrader and comedy have probably never had more than a nodding acquaintance, and that's what they have in this tepid satire.
The end result is an effort that starts to vanish from one's memory minutes after it concludes...
Pleasantly entertaining and intelligent, it does not create enough of a spiritual mystery to move the heart, but watching the characters droolingly circle one another has its own, more earthly rewards.
A solid adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel, with a nice lead performance by Skeet Ulrich.
Although not destined for greatness, there are some appealing elements about this irreverent comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously; bizarre characters, off-the-wall concepts and absurdly funny lines.
The experience of seeing the film is subduing; the movie plays in a muted key.
Audience Reviews for Touch
Begins with an interesting premise, that an ex-monk has the power to heal, but degenerates into a passel of cliches injected, it seems, simply to finish the work, as if the director took a more important call mid-interview. You will cease to care as well although Tom Arnold heroically behaves throughout as if there were still a film to save.More
Tried to write a review and failed so I'll stick with my thoughts while watching the film:
"This is exactly the film you'd get if Tarantino brought the rights to The Green Mile."
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