Robert Eastwood is an innocent, brought up in a world of Born Again Christianity that's taught him to look for signs and to believe evil in waiting just outside the front door. When he goes to school he's shocked to discover that no one else thinks the world was made in 7 days or that Jesus will be returning. Caught between his Mother, who's determined to bring Jesus' love to a dead mining town, and his best friend Marcus who's introduced him to teenage rebellion Robert becomes the centre of a spiritual tug of war as he tries to escape his religious beliefs. It's then that he discovers a dead body in the woods and realises God has sent him a sign. The Devil Outside is a story of everyday madness.
An entertaining and intriguing drama!
This film left me contemplating the ending for some time after the film had finished! It started slowly, but I soon began feeling sympathy for the protagonist, who is being raised by Christian fundamentalist parents, and so the plot appeared to be trite and predictable. But all is not quite what it seems. Highly recommended.
- Jan 4, 2021
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