Movie Review: “Inside Out” Turns Character’s Life Upside-Down

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“From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (‘Monsters, Inc’.,’Up’) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie ‘Inside Out,’ he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind,” stated movies.disney.com.

The movie, which will be in theaters in June, has five main emotions occupying the human mind,Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling),  are constantly at odds, especially in 12- year- old Riley’s mind, because she is facing much emotional turmoil, also according to movies.disney.com

Riley has just moved from the MidWest to San Fransisco because of a job opportunity for her father, and her main emotion, Joy, is having trouble keeping things upbeat and positive, what with having to navigate through a new place to call home.

Throughout the movie, Joy and Sadness are at odds, as Joy is confused as to why Sadness even exists. Both personified emotions go on a roadtrip through such places as “Imagination Land”, an amusement park full of Riley’s daydreams, a literal “Train of Thought”, a movie studio containing Riley’s nightmares, and the “Abstract ThoughtZone.” In doing so, they leave Anger, Fear, and Disgust in control at “Headquarters”, where chaos ensues. Pete Doctor has also remarked that, “In truth, Riley is not our main character; she is our settting,” according to jonnegroni.com.

Pete Doctor has commented that the movie is based substantially on his observations on his own daughter growing up, especially on preteens’ tendencies to become moody and withdrawn as they age. “There is something that is lost when you grow up,” Pete comments, and Jon Negroni, who is a self- proclaimed reviewer and conspirer of movies and fan theories, the creator of the Pixar Theory, and an overall movie expert, agreed, saying,” I can definitely see how people will connect with this theme,” according tojonnegroni.com.

An official Inside Out, as quoted by theadultsideofdisney.com, stated, “The emotions are not rendered as solid—they are composed of tiny particles of light. we wanted them to look like emotions feel, their unusual texture presented us the opportunity to reject the realism previous pixar animations had pursued.”

“As you can see, ‘Inside Out’ is poised to be another Pixar film that challenges the way we view ourselves and the world around us, and I’m excited to watch the studio captivate audiences once again,” remarked Jon Negroni, who is already working the movie into the Pixar Theory. The movie definitely seems worth watching, according to jonnegroni.com.

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