From acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Holofcener comes YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, a sharply observed comedy about a novelist whose long standing marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband give his honest reaction to her latest book. A film about trust, lies, and the things we say to the people we love most.
Beth (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a popular writer, and her husband Don, a well-liked teacher, share the kind of relationship that truly, seriously, for the love of God cannot be real: that is, they're actually in love. Even after decades of marriage, parenting, and their own successful careers, their physical spark has somehow not diminished; in fact, they seem to relish the opportunity to share a single ice cream cone and drive others – including their son, Charlie – mad. Should it come as a surprise then that his own marriage is in crisis? But when Beth discovers that Don has been untruthful to her about his opinion of her work for years – Beth's world comes crashing down. Has their whole relationship been one Big Fat Lie?
R, 1h 33m.
"The resulting film is warm-hearted and rueful and hilarious in all the best ways." – Vox
"A return to gracious, funny form for writer-director Nicole Holofcener." – Ty Burr's Watch List
"Hysterical, insightful, gentle, and touching, YOU HURT MY FEELINGS is a breath of the freshest air you can imagine." – Film Threat
"Smart, warm, and very, very funny." – The Playlist