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Touchy Feely Reviews

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
There is strong character work in here, one or two genuinely touching moments, and some good laughs too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 18, 2014
After a couple of gimmicky transgressive comedies (Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), writer-director Lynn Shelton takes a more observant approach this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leslie Felperin
Guardian
May 15, 2014
The semi-improvised dialogue has the juicy tang of authenticity in the hands of this highly competent cast, and the players and Shelton never sneer at the characters' new-agey beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 15, 2014
Gentle, warmly human dramedy about a massage therapist who suddenly can't stand to touch anyone... and about how we all need more care and attention than we get. Rosemarie DeWitt is heartbreakingly lovely.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2014
The acting in this film is superb by the entire cast. The characters are well-drawn, well-meaning and interesting. There is no real villain here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Knight
National Post
October 11, 2013
Writer/director Lynn Shelton has yet to disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 11, 2013
The actors are all first-rate and the performances are fascinating, though Shelton, who shuns exposition, makes you work to figure out the interrelationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 13, 2013
It's an enjoyable dark comedy, although as it centres on the awkwardness between these people, the film never quite resolves into something meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 12, 2013
There's something fresh and new here, something that wasn't so dominant in [Shelton's] previous work.
| Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 8, 2013
The chemistry between Josh Pais and Allison Janney is something wonderful to behold in each of their scenes together here. Too bad they had so few of them.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
September 6, 2013
Shelton tells a typically modest story, here, where the only things really at stake are the emotional states of its characters. But that turns out to be more than enough ...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
September 6, 2013
Shelton is more observant than she is deep, and her filmmaking can be undisciplined, but the movie's rambling, episodic rhythms do seem in tune with the nebulous stasis that infects everyone in Abby's orbit.
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
September 5, 2013
Shelton's gift is her naturalism.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 5, 2013
A character-driven drama about some baffling changes in the lives of a middle-aged brother and sister.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 5, 2013
Touchy Feely is minor, but these people are good company.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
September 5, 2013
Shelton's secret: she finds terrific actors to invest her characters with a depth, humanity (and wit) that makes their lives interesting, even when nothing big is going on.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 1, 2013
Lynn Shelton crafts a film of astonishingly sustained mood, tying its beguiling atmosphere to the mental states of her characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kenji Lloyd
HeyUGuys
April 28, 2013
Touchy Feely is one of the best dramas I've seen in years, and the moments of comedy that go hand-in-hand with the drama are nothing short of hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2013
Shelton's latest is warm but less endearing than its predecessors.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 22, 2013
Touchy Feely represents writer-director Lynn Shelton at both her most commercial and most mysterious, resulting in a comedy-drama that ultimately returns to her core themes: the bonds of family and the desire for connection.
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