Inside Out Movie Review {In Theatres on June 19th}

Inside Out movie review

I had the pleasure to attend a media screening of the latest heartwarming family adventure Disney Pixar’s  “Inside Out”, an original film that ventures inside the mind to find out what’s going on inside your head. I attended the screening with my almost five-year-old and we both loved the film.

“Inside Out” is a delightfully charming and heartfelt story about the emotional control centre inside an 11-year-old girl’s mind (Riley), with five main emotions hard at work to make sure she stays happy and everything runs like it should. The emotions are: Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith).

The movie deals with the emotions and situations that develop after Riley’s family moves to a new scary city. Joy and Sadness end up being swept away into a different area in Riley’s mind and far away from the control centre where they are essential to keeping her happy and balanced, while taking some of her core memories with them.  While trying to get back to the control centre headquarters they venture trough very unfamiliar places including, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought, Dream Productions, the Long Term Memory Maze and more.

“Inside Out” is full of colourful and fast-moving scenes, the plot has some moments featuring tension and sorrow, some argumentative dialogue and some heart-tugging scenes for the grown ups. A couple of the scenes may have been a bit scary for my son, for example as some of her fears are displayed they introduce a gigantic scary clown, but in general the movie was child-friendly and it’s rated PG.

I love the way the emotions were all brought to life so vibrantly and the animation was very well done, exactly what you would expect from a Pixar film. I definitively recommend this movie and encourage you to watch it once it’s out in theatres on June 19th!

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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16 responses to “Inside Out Movie Review {In Theatres on June 19th}”

  1. kathy downey — June 19, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    The kids have been talking about this all week,looks like a fun movie

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    • Angela V — June 19th, 2015 @ 11:03 am

      It was wonderful! Highly recommend it!

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  2. DeBalino — June 19, 2015 @ 3:21 pm (#)

    We have been counting down the days (weeks) for this movie to come out! We’re so excited to see it with the little mama an all her cousins tomorrow morning! Loved your review. Now I know what to expect! For sure I will cry 🙂

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — June 19, 2015 @ 3:52 pm (#)

    This sounds like a fun film for my grandchildren to watch – though maybe their dad should give it a miss, he has been known to cry when watching films 🙂

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  4. Aliya D — June 19, 2015 @ 6:04 pm (#)

    This looks like a great movie.. Thank you for the review. I am looking forward to seeing it with the boys.

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  5. Layne — June 19, 2015 @ 7:15 pm (#)

    I think I want to see this movie as much as my boys do! And knowing who the voices are makes it even more exciting!

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  6. Maryann D. — June 20, 2015 @ 5:49 am (#)

    This does look so colorful and fun and super animation. I do want to see it with my family.

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  7. Dandi D — June 20, 2015 @ 8:18 am (#)

    This looks like a movie my son and I would really enjoy watching together.

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  8. Laurie P — June 20, 2015 @ 8:19 am (#)

    Totally looking forward to seeing this with my girl! Such a fun looking movie!

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  9. Ladena — June 22, 2015 @ 6:59 am (#)

    We can’t wait to see this movie! We were away this weekend so couldn’t go opening weekend. We hope to squeeze it in next weekend. Pixar movies are our favourites!

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  10. kathy downey — June 22, 2015 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    This movie is all the talk around here hopefully it will be here sooner than later

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  11. Melinda L. — June 30, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

    This movie sounds like it’s a lot of fun. Pixar really knows what they are doing.

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  12. Victoria Ess — September 2, 2015 @ 9:15 am (#)

    Oh, I’ve heard so many great things about this movie! I can’t wait to see it!

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  13. kathy downey — November 22, 2015 @ 9:50 am (#)

    Granddaughter has this on her list so i guess we will watch it over the holidays

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  14. kathy downey — March 22, 2016 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    Thanks for the great review,the movie was very good

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    • Angela V — March 22nd, 2016 @ 12:14 pm

      glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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