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Somewhere in the Middle (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 March 2015 (USA)
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Four lovers find themselves caught in a tangle of intersecting relationships in this engaging, New York-set romantic drama that explores the ripple effects of love and obsession. Developed ... See full summary »

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Lanre Olabisi

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Lanre Olabisi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cassandra Freeman ... Billie
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... Kofi
Marisol Miranda ... Sofia
Dennis Rubin Green ... Nelson
Louisa Ward ... Alex
Aristotle Stamat Aristotle Stamat ... Elliott
Ana Paiva Ana Paiva ... Lauren
Dan Winerman Dan Winerman ... Hank
David Craig Diaz David Craig Diaz ... Worker #1
Johanna Anttila ... Worker #2 (as Johanna Finn)
Theodore King Theodore King ... Worker #3
Daniel Stagliano ... Random Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Seidner Amanda Seidner ... Bar Patron
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Four lovers find themselves caught in a tangle of intersecting relationships in this engaging, New York-set romantic drama that explores the ripple effects of love and obsession. Developed through a year-long improvisational process and alternating between three different perspectives, SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE centers on a once-happy couple, whose marriage spirals into a series of emotionally messy affairs. Written by Anonymous

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The truth lies

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14

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USA

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English

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25 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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In 2013 the filmmakers successfully fund-raised $100,000 on Kickstarter in order to complete the film. See more »

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Ice Floe
Written by Audrea Lim and Gabriel Sedgwick
Performed by Odd Rumblings
Courtesy of Odd Rumblings
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A film about love, obsession, deceit, and betrayal -- a film about relationships.
1 June 2017 | by ronkenatorSee all my reviews

The pursuit of pleasure and the pursuit of happiness are not the same; where one tends to be a solitary exploit, the other usually begs company. Unlike happiness, pleasure can become an addiction or an obsession. Such pleasure can be sought in a needle, in a bottle, or in the bed. The one night stand is the hallmark of the pursuit of pleasure while the 50- year marriage is the relationship goal we aspire to in our collective pursuit of "happily-ever- after." Most relationships fall somewhere in the middle, but what happens when they don't? What happens when one person is seeking pleasure and the other happiness?

"Somewhere in the Middle" explores this. It recognizes the difference between happiness and pleasure, between love and obsession. Where love makes one strive to be better and seek only the best for their beloved, obsession brings out their worst, and they will seek only possession of the object of their obsession. Billie is unhappy in her marriage and is seeking pleasure. Her pursuit of Alex is devious and resembles obsession. Kofi wants to save his marriage to Billie, but Billie's unhappiness is infectious. He is seeking happiness, but will settle for a distraction. He finds this distraction in Sofia, who is seeking happiness. Alex, Billie, Kofi, and Sofia are all seeking different things in each other and the lies they tell themselves inform the lies they tell each other. Their stories are interwoven and tangled and as the film unravels the perspectives of each, we see what they gain in the pursuit and mostly what they lose. In an ending reminiscent of "In the Company of Men," "Somewhere in the Middle" reveals its characters to be at times likable and at times petty, but never saccharine or unbelievable. The characters are as familiar as their plights. If you want a sequential story with a picture perfect ending, watch "Beauty and the Beast." If you want an intricate exploration of the human condition, watch "Somewhere in the Middle."


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