Inside Out is finally in theaters and you have to go and see it. Not only did I really enjoy the film but my son LOVED it. I emphasized the word LOVED because when I asked “Did you like the movie?”, he responded with “No, I loved it!”. Emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear & Disgust) come to life in this movie in such a cute and funny way.
Ever dealt with a teenager and wonder what the heck is going on in their mind? I have. Actually, I do that now and my daughter who is about to turn 9 years old. Inside Out gives you a glimpse into the mind of a teen as their emotions, such as sadness, takes over the “controls” leaving them not knowing why they are feeling that way.
Being happy all the time would be wonderful but it’s not realistic. Inside Out was cleverly entertaining and allowed me to better understand that sadness isn’t always a bad thing. I found it interesting that just like teenagers don’t understand their emotions, the emotion Sadness also didn’t understand why she was prompted to do certain things.
Inside Out is great for the whole family no matter how young or old they are. You’ll laugh, maybe even cry (Like I did) but more importantly, you’ll walk out feeling “Joy”. The movie may even prompt discussions with your kiddos. My kids now walk around telling me which emotion is pressing the button…it’s cute and enlightening because they are actually telling me how they feel, which I think is a great way to allow us to talk and work through certain emotions and situations.
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Inside Out Official Synopsis:
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
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