“Being good-looking opens doors. No matter who you are. They say it’s whats on the inside that counts. It’s kinda hard to count when nobody can see your insides.”
While I am waiting ever so patiently for Drake Doremus’ 2013 Sundance selection ‘Breathe In’ to hit the big screen, I sat down to re-watch his mini-series ‘The Beauty Inside’. Just as ‘Like Crazy‘ leaves me in a highly strung emotional daze, Drake’s mini-series collaboration with Intel and Toshiba ‘The Beauty Inside’ helps me to calm my nerves and simply…smile.
A six episode series which would take you about an hour to watch, The Beauty Inside is about a man named Alex who has a condition where he wakes up in a different body every single day ever since he can remember. He works with antiques and nonetheless because of his condition, does not have any stable relationships. The concept was pretty intriguing from the start and the voice-over done by Topher Grace just gives it the added charm. Although I do wish they’d shown more of him. The eye-candy undoubtedly is Mary Elizabeth Winstead who I daresay, is absolutely flawless in every way. Alex, till now has lead an emotionally incompetent life comprising of one-night stands and his only companion, his Toshiba Ultrabook. But as soon as he meets Leah, he makes the classic mistake of all time, he falls in love. The combination of Drake Doremus and Dustin O’Halloran again after Like Crazy, gives the mini-series a magical soundtrack. Some tunes which played were already on my playlist beforehand and it just gave me goosebumps.
What’s still unique about this social film is that almost anyone from around the world could audition to be one of Alex’s daily incarnations by submitting videos of themselves via the film’s Facebook page. If you’d get exceptionally lucky, a short but actual on-screen role would be your prize.
Must say, a marketing strategy done all too well by Intel and Toshiba and to have persons working at the superlative in their respective fields like Drake Doremus and Dustin O’Halloran on their project, it is surely a treat for people like me.
P.S. My favourite episode is #3. Won’t be too hard to guess why.
That’s it for now.