“Inside Out” is packed full of emotions. Five to be exact, all living in Headquarters inside 11 year old Riley’s head. Taking us on an “emotional” trip through the turmoil of Riley’s life, Inside Out gives us a good, hard look at what might go on inside our own headquarters.
Inside Out starts off with baby Riley making memories and storing exciting life events. The memories and events are monitored by the emotions in Headquarters – Joy (the main emotion), Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness. The emotions work hard all day to make sure Riley is fine. At night the emotions take the memories and store them in the respective areas of Riley’s mind. There are specific areas – family, sports, friendship, etc that house certain memories. Fast forward to present day, and Riley and her parents are moving across the states to San Francisco. At first, you see the family driving and all seems fine.
Joy is the main emotion and although the others pop up here and there, she is the one that strives to keep Riley happy. The move however has disrupted the flow of Headquarters and the delay of the moving van with the family possessions, a trip to the local pizza shop where they only serve broccoli pizza and a tearful first day of school cause a shift in the emotions. From that point forward, things start to get a bit shaky for Riley. When Sadness, who is usually in the shadows, comes forward and makes her presence known, it causes a disturbance sending Joy and Sadness into the far areas of Riley’s mind. Back at Headquarters, the other emotions, Disgust, Anger and Fear are working overtime to run things while Joy and Sadness are doing everything they can to get back to Headquarters.
The trip back to Headquarters is filled with roadblocks and heartache, including meeting and losing childhood friends and changes to memories along the way. Joy continues to be her optimist self and Sadness continues to be … well … Sadness.
I won’t spoil the ending for you but will say that this movie had me experiencing all 5 of the emotions in my own headquarters – Joy at the amazing movie plot, Sadness over some of the events that happened, Disgusted about broccoli pizza, Fear at the risks and roadblocks the characters go through and finally just a tiny bit of Anger over the fact that life and memories changes.
Our love for Disney movies comes from the incredible stories where we cry, laugh and realize the important things in our lives and INSIDE OUT is no exception. Disney/Pixar Studios once again takes us on an adventure full of new characters, life lessons and the ability to recognize and accept the roles our emotions play in our own Headquarters.
Don’t miss INSIDE OUT in theatres, June 19th. This is going to be one of those Disney movies that will be become an instant favorite the moment you see it.
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