You Hurt My Feelings Movie A Detailed Walkthrough

You Hurt My Feelings Movie A Detailed Walkthrough
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You Hurt My Feelings Movie A Detailed Walkthrough. Let’s be honest with each other. Creating a movie is wicked difficult. And I’m not talking about an amazing movie… I’m just saying, 90 minutes of celluloid… very difficult. There are numerous aspects that need to be considered. The screenplay… the story needs to be believable and it’d be nice if it was also relatable. It also needs to be told quickly enough to keep viewers engaged, but not too long before they become bored and disinterested in what is being portrayed.

Which brings us to Nicole Holofcener… who, it would appear, seems to have nailed it through the uprights by providing us with a new marital film entitled You Hurt My Feelings. But we wouldn’t have blamed her if she’d pulled in stock video in order to land the plane just in time. The film crosses numerous genres, with romance, comedy, and drama all being featured. Better yet? You be in and out of the cinema drive through in less than 90 minutes. I mean… how can you go wrong? Trailer… and then we’ll dive into the details of the movie.

Oh…… and also, did I mention that it was distributed by the ever-perfect-A24? They have crushed so many fantastic movies I don’t even know where to start: Lamb, High Life, It Comes at Night, When You Finish Saving the World, Enemy, I mean… I’m just popping off titles off the top of my head. And all of these are MAGIC. Just pure magic. WANT MORE? Sure. I’m easy. Under the Skin, A Ghost Story, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Ex Machina, Green Room, Into the Forest, (and i mean… THESE LAST FILMS ARE EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST LIST!) I need to calm down. Have that trailer I promised.

You Hurt My Feelings Movie A Detailed Walkthrough

The movie plot is simple. A married couple – Beth (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who we recently reviewed in Force Majeure), a writer, and Don, her husband (played by Tobias Menzies)… who happens to speak extraordinarily candidly about her latest released book…… which, he doesn’t like. And in the knowing, basically breaks her mentally. Breaks her concept of her identity, breaks her holistically. Holofcener manages to use left hook as a foundation for which to place really great comedic insights on top of, as well as the larger microscopic view of this marriage. It’s common in all marriages, it’s just not seen in such stark relief.

How does Holofcener create an excellent film?

While there is no denying that Holofcener is an exceptional writer/director, it’s her ability to cohesively pull disparate elements together into an understandable whole. You Hurt My Feelings is a streamlined story that would fall apart in a lessor director’s hands. But it’s Holofcener’s directness and brutality that really made the film sing for me. It’s well known that Holofcener will go at her work brutally in order to edit and cut a work of hers down to size. Better yet, she prefers to take what the actors have given her on the screen and run with it, not assuming that the script is the north star, or a sacred cow by any means.

Holofcener, true to her signature style, takes us on a wild ride in “You Hurt My Feelings,” challenging the notion of politeness with uproarious therapy sessions. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn, a real-life married couple, portray a miserable duo who communicate in the most brutally honest manner. Their exchanges, while hilarious, reveal that this extreme bluntness is not the answer either. Jeannie Berlin, with her distinctively sharp delivery, adds to the mix as Beth and Sarah’s mother, showcasing passive-aggressive judgment and relentless nagging.

In true Holofcener fashion, You Hurt My Feelings navigates equal parts comedy and dram while investigating the intricacies of cringe relationship chaos. The only downside to the film is that the film’s brevity might leave you wanting more. Its perfectly paced narrative is so captivating that time seems to fly by. My favorite element presented here is that we are offered a brilliant moral lesson about honesty without getting preached at. Sure being painfully honest is difficult in the short run, but in the longer run? It will pay out dividends in spades. The film brilliantly pushes the audience to confront complexities with your spouse in order to go to a deeper level… and that honest is rarely, if ever, straightforward. And that is something that I can get behind.