Inside Out

  • 1986
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

The film has a potentially absorbing premise, and Gould gives a sensitive performance, but INSIDE OUT is an unsatisfying feature that suffers from underdeveloped ideas and uninteresting direction. Gould is a seemingly successful New York businessman with a few eccentricities. He carries the remote controls for his television, stereo, VCR, and telephone-answering...read more

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The film has a potentially absorbing premise, and Gould gives a sensitive performance, but INSIDE OUT is an unsatisfying feature that suffers from underdeveloped ideas and uninteresting direction. Gould is a seemingly successful New York businessman with a few eccentricities. He carries the

remote controls for his television, stereo, VCR, and telephone-answering machine in a bathrobe pocket, conducts all his business over the telephone, and has an escort service send him a companion for an evening's entertainment. When his old pal (Hesseman) visits and invites Gould to come out to

California some time, Gould demurs. Hesseman is annoyed at his friend's reluctance until he learns that the man hasn't been outside his apartment in years. The cocoon Gould has carefully spun for himself suddenly begins to fall apart, however. This study of agoraphobia (an intense, overwhelming

fear of leaving one's own home) is marked by good performances, particularly Gould in the leading role. Unfortunately, despite the competent cast, INSIDE OUT fails to work as a whole. Director Taicher seems to have plenty of ideas but no comprehension of how to use or expand on them.

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  • Released: 1986
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The film has a potentially absorbing premise, and Gould gives a sensitive performance, but INSIDE OUT is an unsatisfying feature that suffers from underdeveloped ideas and uninteresting direction. Gould is a seemingly successful New York businessman with a… (more)

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