YOU HURT MY FEELINGS is a sweet, endearing, and (most importantly) funny slice-of-life comedy neatly packed into a 93-minute package. But it’s not for everyone; it’s quiet and low-stakes and feels like a peak into someone else’s life and, ultimately, meaningless worries.
The cast is small but plays off of each other wonderfully – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tobias Menzies play a very successful, loving couple whose world centers around their adult son (Owen Teague), Louis-Drefus’ character’s sister (Michaela Watkins) and husband (Arian Moayed), and an assortment of colleagues. These relationships are the real meat of the movie; YOU HURT MY FEELINGS wouldn’t have worked without them.
Although YOU HURT MY FEELINGS is an excellent film, I had a particularly good set of circumstances while watching it. I saw a 10:30 am showing at the 21+ AMC, where my girlfriend, Ateken, and I snuck in breakfast sandwiches, ordered two mimosas, and were the only ones in the theater. If you’re choosing between this and ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, see what kind of mood you’re in – if a mellow, slice-of-life comedy sounds wrong for you at that moment, it probably is.
YOU HURT MY FEELINGS is now playing in theaters.