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!

Official trailer: