by Ethan Anderton, published on June 14, 2013|
Another Sundance selected film from the 2013 festival is headed to theaters this fall with Touchy Feely from Your Sister's Sister and Humpday director Lynn Shelton. In the film, a massage therapist (Rosemarie DeWitt) is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother Paul (Josh Pais) finds success when his struggling dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch. This feels like your typical indie with characters trying to find themselves, and risky romance blossoming amidst uneasiness, but it may be good?
Touchy Feely is written and directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister). Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine, running a flagging dental practice and co-dependently enlisting the assistance of his emotionally stunted daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). But suddenly, Abby develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her occupation impossible but severely hinders the love life with her boyfriend (Scoot McNairy). Allison Janney and Ron Livingston also star in the film arriving in theaters on September 6th.