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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. (IMDB)



Amy Poehler,

Phyllis Smith,

Bill Hader,

Lewis Black

and Mindy Kaling


My Review:

I have a soft spot for Pixar films; I adore the studio's gently animated productions. For me, any film that Pixar releases immediately goes on my "to watch" list. Inside Out was no exception. I'd been eagerly anticipating Inside Out, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think that I can confidently say that it was my favourite Pixar film to date. The film follows Riley through the typical trials and tribulations of childhood after her move to San Francisco. As a result, I firmly believe that this film should be required viewing for both adults and children. Pixar does a brilliant job illustrating the emotions, and explaining the emotional turmoil of growing up in a fun and creative way that is beneficial for both audiences. My family and I were pleasantly surprised by the depth of the film. They packed a surprising amount of psychology into this movie. Overall, since its DVD release, I have seen this film at least a dozen times and it has yet to lose its impact. If you have not seen it, I highly suggest that you do that as soon as possible.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Published by Melissa Rose