Review: ON THE INSIDE (Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack)
ON THE INSIDE follows Allen (Nick Stahl) who is admitted to a mental institution after he commits a murder out of revenge. Nick meets a few interesting residents, one in particular is Mia (Olivia Wilde) who suffers from a bi-polar disorder. The two quickly become friends who enjoy each other’s company and actually help with each other’s problems.
The movie gives us flashbacks that show the events that got Allen admitted to this institution. They also help to tell the story, otherwise we’d be lost here. The story is a good one and a little touching when we get to the end, you’ll just have to see what I’m talking about. There’s a few interesting characters Allen meets up with, Ben (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who completely shuts off the world around him from time to time but this character is also a little comical and I really enjoyed watching him. Another character who enters the picture is Carl (Dash Mihok) who is the bully type we all love to hate. Ultimately Allen has to confront Carl who is bent on getting his way along with a few ulterior motives he has towards the end.
All in all, On the Inside was a pretty good watch. It doesn’t have any slow moments and the small cast of characters are great! The setting and scenery are great and definitely help set the mood for the movie. Stahl actually comes across as if he’s really disturbed with something heavy weighing on him. He almost looks like a time bomb that is just waiting to go off and I pretty much like Olivia Wilde in anything they throw her in!
Bottom line is, this On the Inside [Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack] was a really cool and surprisingly touching thriller with a nice story and really interesting characters. If you’re looking for a new thriller to watch be sure to check this one out! You can pick it up this Tuesday, July 24th.
Studio: Anchor Bay
Run Time: 90 Minutes
- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director D.W. Brown and actors Joanne Baron and Daniel Franzese