REVIEW: Inside Out [MOVIE]

By Patricia Thomas


Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else. 

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley. From Disney Pixar

Have you ever wondered what someone is thinking and why they behave the way they do?

Disney Pixar’s answer is the hilarious and touching animated movie Inside Out. Not only will you see yourself in Riley’s memories and experiences, you will also see your children through those same flashbacks. From imaginary friends to the first feelings of friendship and heartbreak to even the beginnings of *gulp* puberty, Inside Out will show you an imaginative perspective on what motivates our actions.

This movie will appeal to young and old alike. A great night out with the family. (Bring some tissues in case Sadness takes control of your Headquarters.)

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