“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?” How do emotions work? Disney Pixar showed it to us in their film “Inside Out”. Not the scientific reality, rather a creative imagination of the process.
The story is about Riley, a cheerful 11-year-old who loves hockey. But her world changes when her family moves to San Francisco, a place totally different from her mid-western life. Riley’s emotions- Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) try to guide her through this rough journey of adjusting and finding her place again in the new setting. It’s a quest of discovering happiness in the gravest of moments. When joy and sadness come together, it creates a beautiful memory.
We have no control over our emotions, only over what we choose to do about them. Our feelings are powerful, and fighting to be heard. Things aren’t so bad when you decide to be happy. As the movie progresses, we connect with Riley and her emotions more and more, not thinking once that what she’s doing is childish. At the end of the day, everything falls into the piece. The movie teaches us to be optimistic, and that your family will be with you no matter what.
“Inside Out” was received by the audience wholeheartedly and was acclaimed by the critics. It received 98% ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, 94% from Metacritic and 8.4 out of 10 in IMDB. This film is highly recommended, as it makes you think. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself: