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Writer/director Nicole Holofcener hasn’t made a movie in five years, last seen on streaming with “The Land of Steady Habits.” She’s a vastly talented filmmaker dealing with the changing tides of the industry, still determined to make smart, real, and hilarious pictures for adults, and she’s one of the best at it. “You Hurt My Feelings” isn’t a grand departure for Holofcener, who returns to the land of troubled characters dealing with communication issues, but she finds fresh dramatic ground to explore in the area of codependency, examining the presence of honesty and all the trouble and weird areas of renewal it inspires. “You Hurt My Feelings” deals with neurotic people in a New York City setting, but sameness isn’t an issue in the feature, which is often elevated by wonderful performances and the deceptive nebulousness of the screenwriting, which ends up a most insightful examination of marital and parental woes. Read the rest at


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