Touchy Feely
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

Film Website

Though its log line – a massage therapist develops a strong aversion to touch – sounds like a setup for easy comedy, Lynn Shelton's TOUCHY FEELY takes its subject's distress seriously, treating it as a metaphor for fear of commitment... Rosemarie DeWitt is Abby, the therapist in question, and her problem arises suddenly: One day before a massage, she becomes fixated on the texture of skin on her knee. She subsequently finds herself unable to touch her client without running off to vomit; when she goes, anxiously, to see her boyfriend, she bolts before he can kiss her. What we notice, and Abby seemingly doesn't, is that this sudden phobia has arrived immediately after Jesse asked her to move in with him...
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

tags: Feature film

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page


Screenplay: Lynn Shelton

Director of Photography: Ben Kasulke

Film Editor: Lynn Shelton

Composer: Vinny Smith

Production Designer: John Lavin

Costume Design: Carrie Stacey

Sound: Vinny Smith, Kelsey Wood

Producer: Steven Schardt

Production Company: Touchy Feely LLC

World Sales: Magnolia Pictures | Christina Rogers –

Director: Lynn Shelton