On Sunday 19th July, we were lucky enough to be invited to the Gala Screening of Inside Out, this Disney movie has a very complex theme but seems to get the message across in a way that is simple to understand.
The main story is about a little girl named Riley, the movie starts with her birth, at this point she is born with the emotion ‘Joy’ inside her mind and we follow her journey through the years, watching as her emotions increase to ‘Fear‘, ‘Anger‘ ‘Sadness‘ and ‘Disgust‘.
Each emotion (Character) is individually introduced by ‘Joy‘ who takes the lead.
‘Fear‘ is fantastic at keeping Riley safe during her toddler years, ‘Anger‘ helps her scream for attention and throw her tantrums, ‘Disgust‘ assists Riley in turning down broccoli, due the smell or as quoted in the movie “Disgust…protects Riley from being poisoned physically & socially“and ‘Sadness‘ makes her feel upset about certain situations.
Events in Riley’s life get more complicated and her emotions are there to guide her on her decisions.
It’s all quite comedic, but with a serious message too, it leaves you wondering how much of our own decisions are based on our emotions…food for thought.
My favourite emotion was ‘Disgust’ (Voiced by Mindy Kaling), she was such a ‘Mean Girl’ but made me laugh out loud a few times 🙂
At one point you are screaming at Riley to not go through with a decision, and feel like strangling some of the emotions, but by the end I cried, I won’t say whether it was tears of ‘Joy’ or ‘Sadness‘ but all I will say is that it is a fantastic movie that I will watch again to check out all the rumours regarding ‘The Pixar Theory’ – this will be in another blog post very soon!
A few questions after watching, it’s great that we get to meet the emotions inside Riley’s parents (as well as others) but why are her mother’s emotions all female & commanded by ‘Sadness’? She doesn’t seem to come across as a sad person..? Does this mean she is a sad person? Also, her father’s emotions are all male and are commanded by ‘Anger’, is an angry guy? He seems really nice!
Also, Riley’s emotions are a mix of gender, what does this mean? Questions, questions….
Walt Disney & Pixar have done it again! An amazing film worth watching on the big screen, a film for the whole family to enjoy.
Warning: Be prepared for a roller-coaster of emotions! Enjoy x
Review by Chanel Williams (Editor)