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Apartment 4E Reviews

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March 20, 2014
Part of this film relates to me so I find it moving. Thoroughly enjoyed this film.
December 16, 2013
Fascinating character study. Beharie delivers an excellent, layered performance, almost entirely from within one room. Overall, it moves at a slower, but steady pace and, for both leads, it is as much about what has happened as it is about what is happening.
December 10, 2013
Nicole Beharie is a crazy women who was on a internet forum and befriended Molly who sends her brother to help her with therapy. The movie mostly takes place in the apartment, and it mostly works on that end. Nicole is fantastic, but I could see the 'twist' coming pretty much immediately. So it felt like it took forever to get to where I figured it was going. Not much else there to be interested in. Shame it couldn't have been more interesting.
December 6, 2013
Nicole Beharie stars in this off-Broadway-play-turned-indie-film as Piper, a suicidal shut-in suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder, who started a relationship with, Mollie whom she met online months ago. A knock on a door from John Sharp, who introduces himself as Mollie's brother who's come to talk her out of the thing's she's been threatening lately, turns Piper's world upside down.

Originally titled, The Small of Her Back, Apartment 4E is written & directed by Russell Leigh Sharman and features an enthralling performance from Beharie that will leave you wanting to watch it again.

It's a film that watches more like a stage production, which for many isn't appealing, but for me is a great way to keep my attention - a seemingly otherwise impossible feat. This is very easily one of my favorite performances from Beharie. Here, you can appreciate the subtleties of her acting, the tiny nuances that make her performances so powerful. If you want to see Nicole Beharie put in work, you want to see this film.

Moreover, there's a message in this body of work - one that you aren't beat over the head with, yet still hits you pretty hard, giving you a new landscape of what mental disorder looks like. Beharie's bi-polar and secluded, Piper is believable, honest, and accurate. Overall it's an apt performance to say the least. Do yourself a favor and watch it!
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