I have wanted to see this movie for so long. And finally, I have! This is Pixar’s Inside Out, a film about the emotions inside of you and how they help your life. I managed to avoid most information about this film, so I went in there with only the trailers to guide me. Oh, I did know about Bing Bong, but not his role or anything more than just he’s a character.
Inside Out is about Riley a young girl having to deal with a big move across the country, and the emotions that are trying to help her out. The five emotions are Joy, the leader of the group. Sadness, the one without a clear purpose. Anger, the one that helps Riley stick up for herself. Fear, the one that keeps Riley from hurting herself. And Disgust, the one that keeps Riley from making a fool of herself.
Oh, my console is probably ran by the Fear guy most of the time with Sadness as the second in command.
But onto the movie. It is quite a mind trip. The world inside Riley’s mind is colorful and wild while still maintaining structure. The real world has a more muted tone, but it fits well. The five emotions are all fun characters to watch. Joy and Sadness are the main ones and get the most development, but the other three are still important.
The movie is really well done with a plot that is serious and humorous. I teared up and cried at times. It got my sadness going.
The movie shows what happens when a young girl goes through a life-changing move to some other state. Things go wrong when Joy and Sadness gets taken out of the main control room. That leaves only three emotions to try and work Riley until Joy and Sadness can return. It’s not a wacky hijinks kind of control. Having only three emotions really hurts, not just Riley but the people trying to help her, too.
Meanwhile, Joy has to deal with Sadness, the emotion she likes the least. Joy feels Sadness doesn’t do anything for Riley while the others at least have a use. Of course the movie is partially about her learning that’s wrong.
What I like is that there’s no antagonist, not even the well-meaning kind. Everyone here is on the same side and just want’s what best for Riley.
Some spoiler thoughts for those that have yet to see this film. Though you should.
Oh man, Bing Bong. He is fantastic and a great addition to the movie. He represents something else in regards to a person’s mind and is an important part of it.
Inside Out is a really enjoyable film that I’m glad to have finally watched.
This movie makes me want a deeper look into the emotion command centers of other characters. It’s a fantastic place.