Monday, July 6, 2015

Movie Review: Inside Out

IMDB Storyline: 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 (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). 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.

My Thoughts: This movie is just as adorable as any Pixar movie. This movie explores our feelings and how our personality is formed. I like that the emotions chosen are based off the Primary Emotions that I teach in psychology. This movie is a psychology major's dream. You go through abstract world and into the land of imagination. You get to get reacquainted with Riley's imaginary friend. You see how memories are made into long term memories. There are so many layers to this movie that any adult will love it. At times it does feel like the movie may go over the head over any younger viewers but they will still enjoy it. 

I overall enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to all. There are sad moments but they are followed up with feel good moments. Just as is explained about memories in the movie. While I did not cry, I know others that did cry. Frankly the short before the movie was my favorite of the whole experience. The short was called Lava. I loved it or lava'd it so much that I even downloaded the song! Go check it out! 

S/N: My favorite character was Sadness. I am not sure what that says about me.

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