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Occurs on Monday December 4 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Algonquin Theatre
37 Main Street East
Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Event Notes

× December 4, 2023 - You Hurt My Feelings
Presented by Reel Alternatives in partnership with the Algonquin Theatre

A novelist's longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband giving his honest reaction to her latest book. Starring the brilliant, and often very funny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus the films deals with the depths of relationships and how seemingly strong foundations can be partly or fully fractured for the simplest of reasons.
Writer-professor Beth (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her husband Don (Tobias Menzies), a therapist, are as copacetic as can be even after decades of marriage -- still passionate, still sharing a single ice cream cone (to the disgust of their son), and still supporting each other professionally. Beth has a reasonably well-received memoir under her belt as well as a teaching gig at the New School, but is struggling to get her first novel published. Don, despite feeling his age and mixing up his patients’ issues in sessions, has supported and praised Beth’s latest work, draft after draft.
But one day, the unimaginable happens when Beth overhears a conversation in which he confides that he just doesn’t think her new project is very good. You Hurt My Feelings is a story about moderately happy people who are pretty good at holding everything together until they come face to face with the truth. Holofcener nimbly explores the limits of honesty and whether the piety of positivity is really all it’s cracked up to be. Holofceners’s work in this subtle, thematic film is deceptively masterful, darkly comedic, and oh so familiar.
USA, 2023
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Principal Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins
Language: English
93 minutes

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