Jul 4, 2015


So yesterday I finally saw Inside Out and what a movie! I love Disney and Pixar is Disney, so I usually see their films. But not always. Inside Out looked very cute though. Prior to going, I read an article talking about how there's a lack of female characters in Pixar films. That or they tend to be outnumbered by males and that they aren't usually the or a main character. But since there are a slew of Disney Princess movies, it does seem only fair that boys get more lead roles in these movies!

Here, is very different, the emotions are inside a little girl named Riley. And basically these emotions "run" her. There's Joy, who's sort of the one in charge, as she was the first emotion to form when Riley was a baby, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear! 

It was very cute, we get to see Riley grow up and how the emotions took over for whatever situation. Memories would form into little orbs and can be revisited. Their color denotes what kind of memory it is, you can see what are the more popular memories by seeing that.

Then one day in Riley's mind, there was a bit of an accident, Sadness knocked out Riley's core memories which help to shape her personality, and then suddenly Sadness and Joy find themselves out of Riley's mind headquarters and lost in the maze-like hall that houses her memories. They will have to work together to get back to headquarters and help Riley through her difficult time. For without Joy and Sadness, it's up to Fear, Disgust, and Anger to get Riley through these times and naturally, that doesn't make things easy for her.

This was a cute movie. I liked the emotions and felt for Sadness. Having to be sad all the time has to be hard. Yet, she does rather well with the route she's given. Joy, who's used to being in charge and running things will have to learn to work with Sadness. The end results are surprising, and naturally happy!

Like with all Pixar films, one can find hidden Easter Eggs if you look hard enough. But this time, it was rather hard! Even with the hints I gotten from the article, I never really found any. Though I did wonder about one, since I never saw its possible movie. Or there's wondering what hint we saw for the next Pixar film. Which is a dinosaur...I can't remember if I saw that one either! LOL! I did catch a few that were mention, such as seeing Carl and Ellie in one of Riley's memories, and let me tell you that was a feat in and of itself! There were sooo many memory spheres and trying to focus on all of them individually isn't easy!

Other than a bit of dragging, pace wise, in the middle, the movie was entertaining throughout! I liked when we got to see inside Riley's parents' heads as well. Seeing who's in charge there was interesting. And be sure to stay for the beginning portion of the credits for there's more people's heads to see! I especially liked seeing the dog's and cat's head! Those were hysterical!

Being a Disney fan, I can't recommend any Disney animated movie enough! Pixar included! So if you're looking for a laugh and don't mind some serious stuff too, then I totally recommend seeing this one!

Overall Rating 4/5 stars


  1. I'm not actually reading this because I haven't seen the movie!! I do have a question though - am I going to bawl my eyes out. For reference, I never cry during books/movies. But I've heard this one is particularly brutal! I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Maybe I'll get to the theater soon! :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  2. I really enjoyed this movie as well! I thought it was going to be funnier but I still really liked it! They perfectly captured what goes through the mind of an 11 year old girl--amazing!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. This one sounds like a movie my daughter will love. Have a great day!

  4. I have been meaning to watch this movie and I just love Disney and Pixar movies but havent been able to go. Maybe this weekend will come in more favourable. :)
    Loved your review Jessica and I am so happy that you liked the movie. It definitely looks cute!

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff


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