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Life Inside Out (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 January 2014 (USA)
When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.

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Jill D'Agnenica

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Baird ... Laura
Finneas O'Connell Finneas O'Connell ... Shane
Lori Nasso Lori Nasso ... Lydia
David Cowgill ... Mike
William Dennis Hunt ... Bill
Roscoe Brandon ... Eli
Orson Ossman ... Devin
Patrick O'Connell ... Skip
Joe Hart ... Wayne
Goh Nakamura Goh Nakamura ... Sam
Emma Bell ... Keira
Yogi Lonich Yogi Lonich ... Yogi
Xenia Xenia ... Xenia
Alexandra Wilson ... Vicky
Emily Jordan ... Lucy
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Storyline

"Life Inside Out" tells the parallel stories of Laura, a devoted mother of three teenage sons, and her struggling son Shane, the family misfit and a mystery to his Dad and brothers. When Laura stumbles upon her long forgotten guitar, she rediscovers her passion for music and songwriting. In an impulsive move to avoid attending another of her sister Lydia's scrapbook parties, Laura goes to her first open mic night, taking Shane (anxious to escape his own unpleasant fate on a father-son fishing trip) along for the ride. Despite her rocky entry into a new world of clubs and unusual characters, this first step into expressing herself proves to be the catalyst for changing not only her life, but Shane's, in complex and unpredictable ways. Written by Jill D'Agnenica

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Taglines:

A first step. A second chance.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,693, 17 October 2014, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mother Laura and son Shane are played by real life mother and son, Maggie Baird and Finneas O'Connell. See more »

Soundtracks

The B Team Wham Jam
Written by Jason Meier and Richard Shay
Performed by Jason Meier and Richard Shay
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A mid-life mom rediscovers her passion and helps her son discover himself as well
6 December 2014 | by lieberwilkins-179-861000See all my reviews

This sweet film is poignant and true. The script speaks to the heart of most of our families--flawed, struggling, yet enduring. Maggie Baird is illuminating as the mom of three sons, one of whom is a floundering 14 year old who is depressed, sullen, and withdrawn. As she rediscovers an old passion for guitar, singing and song writing, her son, played by her real life son, Phinneas, discovers he, too, is passionate about, and talented as a singer/songwriter. He begins to come out of his shell; he emerges as someone who feels he has value; and he sees and appreciates his mother in ways most 14 year old sons can't.

Through humor and simplicity of story telling, we become a part of this family. We feel their financial struggle. We love the long term marriage of the parents, still so committed, yet winding their way through these muddy middle years. We relate to the sibling relationships. We so deeply feel the anxiety and isolation of adolescence. And when perseverance and unrelenting mother love and support help them both to find their way, our hearts soar with their discoveries.


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