REVIEWS

The Dove Foundation

“A remarkable story with wonderful music.”

Spirituality and Practice

“A healing balm for adolescent and middle-agers alike.” 

The Los Angeles Times

“Gentle, poignant drama whose heart and head are squarely in the right place. Engaging, naturalistic performances and nicely explored real-world issues add to this absorbing film's down-to-earth appeal..”

“...tender direction by Jill D'Agnenica”

The Hollywood Reporter 

“The earnest film’s straightforwardness and down-to-earth characters — especially the lead performance by Maggie Baird — have a gentle appeal...”

“First-time director Jill D’Agnenica lets the open-mic sessions play out at considerable length, and they effectively convey a sense of community among disparate characters who bring varying degrees of artistic yearning and talent to the small stage.”

The Coast News

“A gentle step-by-step journey of interpersonal bonding through the absorbing power of music; special credit must be given to cinematographer Guido Frenzel, whose skill with the camera helps to capture the poignancy in both the one-on-one conversations and singing scenes.”

The Independent Critic

“The film’s two leads, Maggie Baird and Finneas O’Connell, are real life mother and son and that truth infuses the film with a heartfelt intimacy and comfort that will make you laugh and cry along the way.”

“D’Agnenica has a tremendous visual eye and frame after frame of Life Inside Out draws you in and refuses to let you go. D’Agnenica is aided in this endeavor by the top notch lensing of Guido Frenzel, who clearly understands that this is a character-driven film and keeps his lens framed beautifully on the relationships between these characters.”

The San Diego Reader

“Dialog and performance are woven together with such candor and insight that moments pass where it felt like eavesdropping through an open window.”

New Times San Luis Obispo

“There’s a true art to coming up with a story that is sweet but not saccharine, sentimental but not cheesy. And Life Inside Out, director Jill D’Agnenica’s narrative film on new beginnings and second acts, treads that line beautifully.”

“The film lingers affectionately over scenes of songwriting and the brave souls who swallow back the butterflies to go onstage well before they feel they’re really ready.”

“Life Inside Out refuses to follow the classic template for on-stage competitions and follows its own course to Laura’s ultimate win.”

Phoenix Movie Examiner

“A magnificently moving motion picture, this musical dramedy inspires viewers to find meaning in life through creative expression while also treating them to some outstanding original songs.”

The LA Weekly

“A compelling tale.”

The Hot Pink Pen

“Sincere and heartwarming.” 

Sight on Sound

“Pitch perfect.”

“Smartly written, confidently directed and wears its unapologetic heart on its tear-stained sleeve.”

Reel News Daily

“Life Inside Out has so much heart. This story will resonate with you long after the credits have finished rolling.”

Brave New Hollywood

“A nuanced, decidedly real portrait of self-discovery and family life that is remarkable not just for its no BS performances (especially by Ms. Baird, and breakout star, Finneas O’Connell) but also for its refreshing lack of melodrama.”

Film Actually

“Baird and O’Connell are a joy to watch, as their acting styles complement each other like a perfect duet.”
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INTERVIEWS

For the Love of Learning - 
Conscious Consumer Network

Director Jill D’Agnenica, Co-Writer/Star Maggie Baird, and Julie Chase-Daniel talk with host Lainie Liberti about Life Inside Out, the communities who supported us in making the film, and lifelong learning for our children and families.

Breakthrough Thinking Broadcasting Network

Director Jill D’Agnenica talks about Life Inside Out, the terrific Phoenix Film Festival, Women in Filmmaking and more.

For Crying Out Loud Podcast

Co-Writers/Co-Stars Maggie Baird and Lori Nasso talk about parenting, open-mic nights and making Life Inside Out.

After Buzz TV

YouTube Interview with star Finneas O’Connell on his new role on GLEE and Life Inside Out.

Film School Radio Podcast

Interview with director Jill D’Agnenica, star/co-writer Maggie Baird and star Finneas O’Connell

Women in Hollywood/Indiewire 

You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission to Make a Film But Your Own - Guest Blog Post by Life Inside Out star/co-writer Maggie Baird.

Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts

Interview with director Jill D’Agnenica

Examiner.com

‘Life Inside Out' Boasts Real-Life Mother and Son in Fresh, Honest Story - Interview with Jill D’Agnenica, Maggie Baird and Finneas O’Connell

Phoenix Film Festival

Director Jill D’Agnenica shares some of her favorite movies

Wonder Woman Productions

Festival How-To Tips from Jill D’Agnenica and Maggie Baird of Life Inside Out

Pasadena Weekly

Family Business
Actress Maggie Baird and her son, actor Finneas O’Connell, make their dream movie, ‘Life Inside-Out,’ in the Pasadena area
The Paul Leslie

Podcast Interview with producer Tessa Bell

The SAG Foundation: The Business: Q&A with Life Inside Out

Videotaped interview with Co-Writers/Co-Stars Maggie Baird and Lori Nasso and Director Jill D’Agnenica


Heartland Film

Interview: Jill D’Agnenica, director of Life Inside Out

Heartland Flm

Interview: Maggie Baird c0-writer and lead actress of Life Inside Out

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