Pixar has a way of getting to your heart in every single movie they’ve ever done. The way they approach storytelling is so unique and powerful. With Inside Out they set it up within the mind of an 11 year old girl, but still manage to connect it straight to your heart.
We meet Riley just as the movie opens. An adorable baby that is full of joy. Which is where I next character comes in. Throughout the next few minutes we see Riley’s childhood and how her emotions help control “headquarters” inside her mind. These use perfect examples: like Riley almost falling and boom we meet Fear who is able to guide Riley through the obstacle without her falling. We meet Disgust as Riley is introduced to broccoli and so on. We end up with the following 5 emotions:
JOY (voice of Amy Poehler)
Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life asopportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy.
FEAR (voice of Bill Hader)
Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal.
ANGER (voice of Lewis Black)
Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections.
DISGUST (voice of Mindy Kaling)
Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned–both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with –whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards.
SADNESS (voice of Phyllis Smith)
None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is.Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive.Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry.
Now that you’ve met all the emotions, let’s get back to the story. Everything has been going good in Riley’s life and then things….change. They have to move to San Francisco for her Dad’s new start up. Everything looks different and begins to feel different. There’s a new school to go to. New friends must be met, etc. Remember Riley is 11 years old now. As she starts trying to figure out how she feels the emotions up in headquarters start noticing strange things. Joy has always been the one in charge and now memories are starting to turn blue if Sadness touched them. Chaos ensues and through a freak accident both joy and Sadness get zapped away from headquarters into the longterm area and have to find their way back to both headquarters and the Riley they love.
It’s an adventure within the mind that will leave you teary eyed and laughing with joy at the same time. This is in my Top 3 films of 2015 and I can’t wait to see what YOU guys think of it.Inside Out opens TODAY! So grab your tickets online now while you can because this one is going to sell out fast folks!
Inside Out in Theaters June 19th TODAY!
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***Disclosure: I attended #InsideOutEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***