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Inside Out Movie Review: Must See Movie for Kids & Adults

 

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to get into someones head?  Or better yet, maybe you are overly emotional and wondering exactly which emotion is out of whack?  Well, the new HIGHLY acclaimed film, Inside Out (IN theaters!) does exactly that.

 

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11 year old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear(voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

 

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, taking some of her core memories with them, Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places; Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions, in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
Inside Out is another GREAT from the Pixar collection.  Seriously, it is up there with classics such as Toy Story and Up.  This movie will have you laughing one minute and crying your eyes out the next.  Most importantly, it will have you thinking.  When your child throws that temper tantrum, how can you bring “Joy” back to the controls?  When you are just having a terrible day, maybe you do need a little “Sadness” and a good cry.
It is hard enough for us adults to understand our emotions, can you imagine the difficulty it is for kids?  My son for example has a very difficult time keeping his anger in check.  This movie has really done SUCH an amazing job helping him get in touch with his emotions.  Anger is of course his favorite character, because he controls the “bad words”, but the movie has been a great reference when dealing with those temperamental moments.
What are you waiting for?  Take the kids, take your Mom, take your grandpa; Inside Out is great for all ages and you will LOVE it!
 
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