Inside Out Is Full Of Emotions

Pixar Animation Studios, along with Disney, has been the key name in animation. However, Disney has recently taken on some animated films alone. Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Wreck-It Ralph, to name a few. This might because some were accusing Pixar of “losing their touch,” after making Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University. However, I never doubted the company as they’ve brought some of the greatest animated films of all-time. Especially after interviewing co-directors of Inside Out, Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen along with producer Jonas Rivera, I knew Pixar was about to blow the world away. I was right. 

Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) in Inside Out

Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) in Inside Out

Inside Out follows young Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), who is moved from her hometown to San Fransisco, and her emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling)—who are figuring out how to deal with it.

I absolutely loved Inside Out. Not only is it a masterpiece, it is easily one of Pixar’s best pictures and one of the best from this year. I laughed, I cried and enjoyed ever minute of the new animated picture. This all-star cast makes this movie of emotions an emotional masterpiece. Each actor nails it out of the park. However, I would bow to Smith, because she is hilarious and yet touching, with her soft voice. While making you feel the emotions, that happen to be the movie’s characters, it proves that Pixar is better than ever. Docter explained to me that this has been the hardest film to make, because of the huge world they had to create (Riley’s mind). After seeing this truly moving picture, I can say that it was worth the struggle. This movie is visually stunning and creates a world that we’ve never seen before, but at the same time, feels all too familiar. I’m aware my emotions and memories don’t work like they do in the film, but I wish they did because it all makes perfect sense. I applaud this movie because no matter how completely imaginative it is, I related to every minute. I related to young, Riley, who’s growing up. I related to Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. I even related to the setting. The idea that there is this “memory dump,” and once a memory falls in, it’s gone. There is one particular moment that happens in this collection of forgotten memories that struck me incredibly hard. If I was to show you a picture of this moment, you’d probably laugh, but when experiencing this event, it literally brought tears to my eyes.

Inside Out is an incredibly beautiful picture, both visually and thematically. It explores emotions in such a way, that even adults will be touched. I don’t think we ever really fully understand our feelings. We assume we do, but we don’t. This Pixar film shines a light on that. My advice is to bring tissues! This movie is about those very feelings and it makes you feel—hard. This complex, deep film shows viewers that emotions aren’t simple and don’t always make sense. For instance, how we can feel a mixture of emotions and not even know why. It also teaches the children and adults in the audience that though, we may prefer certain emotions, they are all equally important. For a movie about a young girl’s mind, the movie has an equal amount of heart. Inside Out was a film that moved me in such a special way, that I don’t think it will ever leave my memory. As soon as the credits rolled, it became a favorite and a classic.

Inside Out is one of the best movies of 2015 and one of greatest animated films ever made. It brought me joy, sadness, and fear, making it the emotional roller-coaster of a lifetime.

4 out of 4 stars

-By Jacob Tiranno

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