Monday, June 12, 2023

Monday Moments - You Hurt My Feelings

 And now an artsy film review.  You Hurt My Feelings is really good. It's an old fashioned  talkie. Not a lot of action. Just  normal folks living life and  showing  emotions.  No,  Ray did not join  me for this one. 

Julia Louis Dreyfus as Beth is  a novelist with a book that's not quite clicking. She's a bit fragile and  she overhears her  husband, Don  (Tobias Menzies) talking  with a friend. He expresses that he's not sold on her  novel and this just cuts her  to the core. He's always  been so supportive and now she's questioning  life, her marriage,  and just everything.  

Poor Don  is not  aware of what  he's done and he's befuddled. What did I say? What did I do?  Their poor teen son, Elliott (Owen Teague) is caught in  the middle and trying to figure how what the heck is happening  in the family dynamics. 

This ninety minute film is  tight with good acting. I won't give it all away, but thankfully, the duo do communicate and figure things out. It's a reassurance about a long time solid marriage that hits a rocky spot.  There's always ups and  downs, but this film touches on the nuances. 

Nicely done. It's a "little film".  


  1. This appears to be a film with a title many of us have used in our lives, Pleased you enjoyed it.
    Have a good week Joanne.

    1. Indeed. Plus it’s nice to see a movie with real talking. Not just stuff exploding.

  2. Hi Joanne - sounds an interesting film for a rainy day later on ... cheers Hilary