Outside In

Outside In

Outside In

After a 20-year stint in prison, an ex-con bonds with his former high-school teacher as he struggles to adjust to the modern world. From the director of Your Sister's Sister and starring Jay Duplass (Transparent), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) and two-time Golden Globe winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos).

2018109 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Lynn Shelton ('Your Sister's Sister', 'Sword of Trust', 'Humpday')
Writer:
Jay DuplassLynn Shelton
Cast:
Edie FalcoJay DuplassKaitlyn DeverBen Schwartz

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Outside In / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Shelton and Duplass may not stray very far from the path which, at the film’s outset, they seem likeliest to take, and not every moment along that path lands quite as well as it could. But like Bird’s score, Outside In knows how to take us from the outside and bring us, well, in.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

While this is probably Shelton’s best fully scripted dramatic feature — a big improvement on the incoherent "Touchy Feely" (2013) — it’s the sort of earnest, conventional movie that many indie directors could make (and many do).

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The New York Times

The New York Times

. Easily clearing that bar, Ms. Falco gives Carol a gentle kindness and the emotional intelligence to transform Chris’s ardor into a catalyst.

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Variety

Variety

Outside In feels eventful, even somewhat suspenseful, as we worry that being around so many screwups of one sort or another might endanger Chris’ still-fragile freedom.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Shelton may not be as prolific as the Duplasses (I’m not sure anyone could be – they seem to churn out movies in their sleep), but her work has steadily gotten more assured and quietly powerful.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Shelton’s work is understated, but elevates seemingly forgettable scenarios with a wise, humane approach that makes even a lesser work like Outside In a cut above the market standard.

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