Disney and Pixar have unleashed yet another animated rollercoaster of emotion for kids to stare at with wonder while the adults cackle and ugly cry the whole time.
Inside Out is set inside the mind of 11 year old girl Riley as a few big changes are taking place in her life. Right from the get go the emotion of Joy (Amy Poehler) takes the lead and leads us all on an adventure that is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
In the “Headquarters” of Riley’s mind we also have Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). These guys control all of Riley’s reactions as well as the processing of thoughts and general brain admin.
This movie was an absolute joy to watch (pun intended) it is exciting, emotional and full of adventure as well as being a wonderful representation of mental health and that all feelings have value and are important. It shows the way your mind grows up with you and how drastic these changes can be to a little kid, I thought it was beautiful.
To say I cried would be an understatement, this movie (like most Pixar movies will really bring out the child in all of us, they are so easy to relate to and pinch the nerves and bring out the feels BIG TIME, it was ugly cry central while I watched this movie.
All of the voice acting is fantastic, especially Amy Poehler as Joy. Everything she says will force a huge goofy smile on your face.
The writing is genius, as we go on this adventure of emotion each area of Riley’s brain is so beautifully illustrated and clever. From the world of abstracts that is the subconscious to the halls of stored memories being vacuumed up to make more room each location is so well thought out and designed that it will stir feels in everyone watching. It just encapsulates the complex world of thought and emotion in such a positive and fun way, I can’t stress how great I thought this movie was!!
I highly recommend Inside Out, kids will love it for the adventure, and there are A LOT of jokes for parents / grown ups. If anything I would say this movie was made especially for parents while throwing in all the things kids love as a bit of an afterthought.
It’s a short movie though, when the end came I found myself wanting more, but I think that may be because this movie made me feel like a kid again, and who doesn’t want to be back in their glory days of childhood every once in a while.
Here’s the trailer! Even watching this gave me all the feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels!