Morris (Justin Kirk) is a soft-spoken young writer who has existed quietly and contentedly in a mental institution for sometime now. He is distressed to find that – but for an error in paperwork – he should have been released some time ago. He would much rather stay. When his therapist is forced to OK the release, she does so knowing that his writing fantasies have disturbed her of late. However, she cannot prove Morris to be dangerous, so he is released. A stylish neo-noir thriller of duplicity, dance, and the descent into madness, “Outpatient” marks Seattle director Alec Carlin's debut.