An innocent gesture between Jesse (Scoot McNairy) and his girlfriend Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) turns into an awkward dinner moment in our exclusive clip from Touchy Feely. Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister, Humpday) directs this drama about a family who has a psychic connection with one another that is slowly starting to unravel. Watch what happens when Jesse asks Abby to move in with him, in front of Abby's brother (Josh Pais) and niece (Ellen Page). Touchy Feely is currently available on VOD formats before debuting in theaters September 6.
Touchy Feely is a closely observed examination of a family whose delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels. Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine and convention, running a flagging dental practice and co-dependently enlisting the assistance of his emotionally stunted daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). Suddenly, transformation touches everyone. Abby develops an uncontrollable aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her occupation impossible but severely hinders the passionate love life between her and her boyfriend (Scoot McNairy).
Meanwhile, rumors of Paul's "healing touch" begin to miraculously invigorate his practice as well as his life outside the office. As Abby navigates her way through a soul-searching identity crisis, her formerly skeptical brother discovers a whole new side of himself. Touchy Feely is about the experience of living in one's own skin, both literally and figuratively. The film, written and directed by Lynn Shelton, and co-starring Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, and newcomer Tomo Nakayama (of the indie rock band Grand Hallway), is filmed on location in Shelton's hometown and urban muse of Seattle.