Finally, the marvelous awe of childhood is back!
Do you ever look at someone and wonder, “What is going on inside your head?” Well Inside Out pulls back the curtain and shows you not just what you’re think but how you’re thinking.
Riley is a pretty happy 11-year old girl, she’s got great friends, a wonderful family and tons of things she loves to do. That is, until she is uprooted from her Midwestern home in Montana and has to move to San Francisco. Her emotions – Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Anger and Fear – try to help her adjust to this turbulent time while keeping her happy.
Pixar story-makers manage to cram every aspect of the adolescence experience during a tumultuous time into a fun adventurous film. The minds behind Inside Out thought of everything in how our memories and experiences can form our personalities and being. Seriously, they delve into our dreams, imagination, sub-conscious, even long term memories in a fully conceptualized and engaging experience that seamlessly fits into the exploits of the narrative.
Adults will empathize and appreciate the changing course that Riley goes through and how the emotions shape who she is through its resolution. While children will love the vibrantly full characters and creative escapades.
Inside Out has enough heart and emotion to live up to the daunting task of creating a film that reflects the full range of emotion. Conceptually, the film is magnificent and reminds us of the wonder of Toy Story, Wall-E and Monsters Inc. It is quite clear that Pete Docter invested a lot of time, energy and thought into this film, and it pays off.
Inside Out brings the magic and childhood innocence through an animated narrative back to Pixar, and it is nice to see a film dedicated to kids and encouraging them not to change or lose their innocence, and to never grow up.
Inside Out – Movie Review