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Touchy Feely (2013)

R | | Drama | March 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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Amber Wolfe Wollam ...
Massage Client #1
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Paul
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Jesse
Ethel R. Deans ...
Mrs. Elvsted
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Susan
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Tomo Nakayama ...
Henry
Khanh Doan ...
Massage Client #2
Ruth McRee ...
Mrs. Olsen
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Adrian
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Ellen
Alexandra Gobeille ...
Massage Client #3
Daniel Malony ...
Bike Shop Co-Worker
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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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Rated R for language, some drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$3,447 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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$35,022 (USA) (11 October 2013)
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Both, the owner of the dentist office, and his wife, make an appearance in the movie, as patients. See more »

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written and Performed by Tomo Nakayama
Ricebelly Music, BMI 2012)
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Another bland slice of Indie whimsy
19 October 2013 | by (Old London, New England) – See 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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