Lynn Shelton‘s latest project Touchy Feely is one of the movies that will play in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival next month. As you already see from our title, we’re here today to start a little chat about this movie & to share some pretty cool images from the whole thing. What happens when a family’s delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels? Check out the rest of this report to find that out!
Written and directed by Shelton, Touchy Feely centers on a massage therapist named Abby, and played by Rosemarie DeWitt, who is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact.
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Abby is a free-spirited massage therapist. Her brother, Paul, an emotional zombie, owns a flagging dental practice, where he enlists the assistance of his equally emotionally stunted daughter, Jenny. Suddenly, transformation touches everyone. Abby develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which seriously hinders her chosen profession and the passionate love life she once shared with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, rumors of Paul’s “healing touch” begin to miraculously invigorate his practice. As Abby navigates through an identity crisis, her brother discovers a whole new side of himself.
The movie has quite interesting cast on board which, beside the above mentioned DeWitt, also includes Scoot McNairy as Jesse, Allison Janney as Bronwyn , Ron Livingston as Adrian, Josh Pais as Paul and Ellen Page.
At the end – little reminder: Touchy Feely will have it’s world premiere on January 19th, 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival.