Sunday Matinee: Inside The Rain [Film]

 

“College film student Benjamin Glass has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he¹s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses ­ he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” — and he¹s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?” – Prism Media Group

 

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Hello Folks! For today’s Sunday Matinee we are going to do something that we should all be doing in this trying times – showcasing that it is okay to laugh at a very serious situation. We’re not talking about a pandemic, although analogies could work the same. No, we are talking about mental illness, yet again. It seems to be a common thread around here, as I tend to get drawn to works of art that take the matter seriously, and can even make it a bit of heart-warming effect. And that is exactly what Inside the Rain.

Based on his own life, writer and director as well as star of Inside the Rain, gives a new outlook on what it means to suffer in a world where most people simply don’t understand you. It also sheds a light on what it can be like when you finally DO find somebody who understands you, and those around you want to do everything short of forbidding. Inside the Rain is part romcom, part drive to succeed story, and part display of whimsical ignorance. It’s a film that will make you laugh out loud at one moment, and then throw yourself back in anguish at the next.

 

 

Aaron Fisher shines in the role he was literally meant to play, which is one self, obviously. But his performance is severely bolstered by those around him. Specifically, the likes of Ellen Tolland can not be ignored as I personally believe that she gave the most heart-warming performances of them all. And of course, the legendary actress Rosie Perez shines as the no-nonsense psychoanalyst who manages perfectly to portray a professional who learns to care by not caring. Eric Roberts also shines in what I would consider his best role in quite some time, or at least, a very different role than he has done in quite some time.

I sincerely recommend Inside the Rain for anyone who wants to take a deep dive into what a life so foreign to them may be. I recommend it for everyone as it is such a damn good film, but for those who need a little insight into the chaos that the mind can cause, I highly recommend Inside the Rain.

 

Inside the Rain is available now on Amazon Prime, and will be on more streaming platforms soon. For details, check out the film’s WEBSITE.

 

 

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