Julia Louis-Dreyfus Returns to the Big Screen in You Hurt My Feelings
HBO’s favorite Vice President is returning to the big screen in Nicole Holofcener’s recent Sundance feature, You Hurt My Feelings.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars alongside Tobias Menzies to play Beth and Don, a moderately happy, somewhat neurotic married couple living in New York City who are at a crossroads both professionally and romantically.
The dramedy follows Beth, an adequately successful memoir author and New School professor, as she grapples with a career slump in wake of the completion of her second novel. She writes her first novel whilst surrounded by a group of loving, seemingly supportive friends and family – that is until she overhears what her psychiatrist husband truly thinks of her work. The couple attempts to remedy the discourse and get their marriage back on track, but the cracks in the relationship continue to widen as the couple separately wrestle with their own career downswings.
The A24 production recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival, earning favorable reviews and praise throughout the industry.
“You Hurt My Feelings is wryly delightful,” wrote acclaimed film critic Stephanie Zacarek for TIME Magazine. “It’s the sort of prickly, sweet-and-sour little comedy for and about adults that so few filmmakers make anymore.”
When can I see the movie?
You can find You Hurt My Feelings in theaters on May 26.
Who else is in the cast?
Photo: Jeong Park
Louis-Dreyfus and Menzies are joined by a talented cast including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn as Carolyn, David Cross as Jonathan, and Succession star Arian Moayed as Mark.
What are people saying about You Hurt My Feelings?
The movie received great reviews so far! Here's some of what folks had to say:
“It’s tender, terrifically funny, endlessly thought-provoking and it sends you out on a heartfelt high.” – Zoë Rose Bryant, Next Best Picture
“It’s an ingenious way to light a fuse, a brief candid moment causing the kind of deep cuts that may never fully heal.” – Benjamin Lee, The Guardian
“[Holofcener] deftly pulls you in with an opening salvo of short, punchy scenes that lay the groundwork for her key characters with a pleasingly light touch. If the rhythm flattens out a little once the central conflict is in motion, Holofcener still pulls it all together in an ending that gives everyone a satisfyingly complete arc.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
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