Inside Out (review)

Starring:  Amy Poehler as Joy Phyllis Smith as Sadness Bill Hader as Fear Lewis Black as Anger Mindy Kaling as Disgust written and directed by: Pete Docter

Amy Poehler as Joy
Phyllis Smith as Sadness
Bill Hader as Fear
Lewis Black as Anger
Mindy Kaling as Disgust
written and directed by: Pete Docter

Pixar Has Done It Again!

Pixar and Disney (being the financial backer) have made some of the best family films and most entertaining heartfelt movies in the last twenty years.  Toy Story Franchise, Up, Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Brave, Monsters Inc, Cars, and WALL-E are all Disney Pixar films that are incredibly good but touch children and adults on an emotional level.  Inside Out is another Pixar film will be considered an instant classic.

Inside Out’s story focuses on Riley Anderson, a 11 year old girl, who has moved from her comfortable life in Minnesota to San Francisco.  Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness(Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are personified characters that represent Riley’s emotions. Riley is a normally a happy child because Joy is usually responsible for every memory. Joy also hates Sadness and wants her to stay away from everything. Sadness touches Riley’s core memories and causes Riley to have an emotional break down. The core memories get scooped up and sent into long term memory along Joy and Sadness. Joy and Sadness must find their way back to control or Riley lose total emotional control if they don’t.

Inside Out does a few spots when the film can drag a bit but overall, it is a heartfelt family film that kids and adults will love. The story, the animation, and the actors are fantastic. The actions really do a great job of bringing the personified emotions to life and allowing the audience to connect with Riley.  Joy and Sadness are the characters that story focuses on. Happiness and Sadness are two emotions that need to coexist with each other.  Joy and Sadness really grow as characters and the dynamic between Amy Poehler (who voices Joy) and Phyllis Smith (who voices Sadness) have exceptional chemistry together. Inside Out is also a philosophical film too.

Inside Out also is a fantastic concept.  They explain the difference of a person’s brain and their mind.  Your brain is the hard wired circuitry like in a computer. The brain controls the body and its functions.  Your mind are your thoughts, feelings, and dreams.  Disgust hates broccoli therefore Riley hates broccoli (watch the clip below).  Inside out will make you cry and feel amazing at the end of the movie.

Inside out is a exceptional movie. The movie will help question about what is going on in your mind. Inside out also deserves a sequel.  Love should be the emotion that is tackled since Riley will be around 16 maybe. Inside Out gets 5 out of 5.


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