The 60:60 of not-Mark:
The unhelpful 80:80 and not just because it’s the back of someone’s head; it’s someone disguised by a wig!
Fortunately, Edie Falco shows up in the 100:100:
It’s Lynn Shelton’s latest movie. I mostly like it except for the lesser Duplass. He’s kind of, well, whiny and weaselly and like a weird imp where the sympathetic protagonist should be. Edie Falco is all kinds of awesome, a perfect Lynn Shelton heroine, radiant, expressive. She does something that I usually find annoying when most actors try it: playing an adult experiencing a kid-like sense of wonderment. I haven’t seen her in a lot of stuff since Oz, so I’m guessing this is a different kind of role from what she usually does these days.
Also really cool to see Kaitlyn Dever where Chloe Moretz Grace used to be (Moretz Grace was in Lynn Shelton’s last movie). I used to find Ben Schwartz merely annoying, but he really grew on me in this and a godawful crime thriller called Blue Iguana where he plays his usual nattering comedic sidekick tagging along behind Sam Rockwell. It’s nice to see him play a character who feels a real sense of connection to someone instead of just playing a joke-delivery device. He’s not even really a joke delivery device in Outside In.
So, yeah, Outside In, not the best Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister or Hump Day), but certainly not the worst (Touchy Feely). Thanks for stepping up, @charmtrap. I was beginning to wonder if I was going to wash out with this one.