“Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.”
After an impeccable decade and a bit of bona fide classics, it was only a matter of time before Pixar started to disappoint. No movie studio or single collection of creative minds could stay that good forever. So after the perfection of movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, the disappointment of things like Cars, Cars 2 and Brave was kind of inevitable. Actually, I’ve never seen Brave, which is kind of the point, no one saw Brave. Even good recent Pixar movies, like Monsters University and Toy Story 3, suffer from the very fact that they’re sequels and lack that initial delight that a new Pixar world can bring. But from the first trailer I saw months ago, I had a feeling that Inside Out was going to be one of the good ones.
It turns out, inside of us all, in a control room in our brains, a team of emotions run our feelings. In the world of Inside Out, we get to see this in action through 11 year old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). Inside her mind, we meet Joy (Amy Pohler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kailing) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). After a new job for her father sees Riley and her family moving from Minnesota to San Francisco, her emotions literally need to work overtime so Riley can navigate and process her new life. (more…)