Disney / Pixar 's Inside Out

1072 WordsJul 25, 20155 Pages
It is a rarity that I will change my mind regarding a movie, but this is one of those times. Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” was not only entertaining, but challenged the way that I look at emotions. It’s the kind of film that will stay with you even after you’ve left the theatre, and in doing so will spark you to recall memories from your own childhood. It avoids clichés that most animated films fall into, which makes it feel completely new and refreshing. The material is also accessible to everyone given its main content. Young Riley, our 11 year old heroine, is uprooted from her happy life in the Midwest to the bustling city of San Francisco. Her father has taken a new job, and must relocate the family. Riley, like most everyone, is guided specifically by her emotions which take place in the “control center” of her mind. Riley and her emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness struggle to navigate through a new home, new school, and new friends. The conflict comes when Sadness wants to play a bigger role in Riley’s life, but is constantly pushed to the side by Joy. Joy, voiced perfectly by the very talented Amy Poehler, is a yellow, almost fairy-like character reminiscent of a more mature Tinkerbell. Sadness (Phyllis Smith) is recessive, soft-spoken, and, as one would imagine, blue. Fear is voiced by the extremely versatile actor, Bill Hader. He is a lanky, purple, almost bug-eyed character whose body could almost be described as a question mark. Fear, of course, tends
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