The Outside Story (2020) Movie Review

Director: Casimir Nozkowski

Writer: Casimir Nozkowski (Screenplay)

Starring: Brian Tyree Henry, Sonequa Martin-Green, Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward, Asia Kate Dillon, Rebecca Naomi Jones

Plot: An introverted editor living a vertical life in his 2nd-floor apartment, always on deadline and in a rut. When Charles locks himself out of his building, he’s forced to go horizontal and confront the world he’s been avoiding in search of a way back inside.

Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Outside Story starts when video editor Charles Young (Henry) has been working on his latest project, while dealing with a break up with Isha (Martin-Green) when the day takes an unexpected twist, when he locks himself out of his apartment.

As Charles spends his day outside his apartment, he gets to meet his neighbours on a more personal level, where he will learn that the people in the building can work together to help with the small matters in life.

Thoughts on The Outside Story

ThoughtsThe Outside Story is a drama that will show the importance of making relationships around your neighbours, showing that being alone can drive people crazy, but knowing the neighbours are there can help improve that way people see life. The movie will use the New York setting to show how many different cultures from around the world can come together to show improvements in life quality. Brian Tyree Henry is wonderful to watch in the leading role, showing the awkwardness of the first interaction with the strangers, before coming out of his shell once the conversation roles, being easy to relate to all around. This is a truly enjoyable movie that is one that has plenty to say with the limited time span of the wait to be let back into an apartment.

Final Thoughts The Outside Story is an enjoyable engaging movie that is well worth the watch.

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