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Outside In (2018)

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After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol - a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Carol longs for something her husband no longer provides. Meanwhile, Carol's daughter Hildy (Kaitlyn Dever) befriends Chris, finding a kindred spirit in this awkward, tormented older guy.

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Jay Duplass and Edie Falco anchor the movie with some of the very best performances in both of their careers.

September 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A love story whose resolution remains tough to predict, Outside In respects all its characters by not pretending their choices are easily made.

September 17, 2017 | Full Review…

A breezy, earnest film about powerful connections and lost time, but it never quite gets off the ground like it should.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Shelton and Duplass lend every significant character a sense of uncontrived evolution, leading to a finale that is stirring precisely for being so tentative and reserved.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Shelton's best-known films are comedy/dramas with an accent on the former; this one leans more towards drama, which is a bit of a disappointment, since she's honed such a specific and welcome comic voice. But it's full of little flashes of truth.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The screenplay plays like a character study of the most obvious.

September 18, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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