Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)



  • Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
  • With: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
  • 94 Minutes
  • Português: flag-portugal

After a long period of wait, I was curious to see the result of this partnership between Disney and Pixar, a duo that has delivered to us so many great movies like Toy Story and Up! and that decided to take a chance in this highly ambitious project. Representing something that does not exist physically but that is at the same time part of who we are and part of our nature is a really difficult job. Making a movie about our emotions and try to represent their effect on our actions is something I never thought it could be possible to make at least in such a brilliant and delicate way like we witness in this movie. Kids will have an amazing time and grown-ups will be involved into a roller-coaster of emotions (literally) that will show humans in a way we’ve never seen before. Inside Out is one of the movies I’ve nothing to complain about and it’s Disney/Pixar’s strongest entry since Up! with adorable characters and a lovely story.

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, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. 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. [Disney/Pixar]

Represent in a 90-minutes movie the way humans are affected by their emotions and the way these control our lives is a terrific achievement from a duo that has introduced us to so many great stories. Inside Out is naturally beautiful and there’s simply no way to deny it. All the emotions are adorable, specially Sadness, who is constantly trying to prove her importance in the movie and Joy, a ravishing character that gives her best to give Riley the best possible days. The relationship between Joy and Sadness is the main focus of the whole story… While Joy, Riley’s main emotion is trying to keep things positive, the conflict of events and the change of habits demands something more than just a smile and positive thinking. While these characters travel through Riley’s mind we’re invited to a journey into places like her subconscious, her dreamland and we are introduced to the way memories are created and destroyed, which reminds us of how limited our life and memories are. In this roller-coaster of emotions, it’s impossible to not see part of our life in there or at least to feel connected to those adorable characters and the way we’re able to see how the emotions’ actions affect Riley’s daily life was something outstanding for a movie directed for kids.

Inside Out is filled with great moments and conquers our imagination in a world where nothing is impossible. The way those tiny and adorable characters handle with Riley’s problems and the way we see people relating with each other demands to be seen by everyone in the family. There’s just no chance you won’t feel engaged by this heart-warming story that left everyone pleased and thrilled in the screening I went. Disney and Pixar managed to produce a movie that is so much more than just a kid’s movie. Inside Out has heart and soul and it’s a captivating work of art that surprised me a lot. Without anything to complain about, this is a movie I must recommend you all to see and a direct entry to this year’s best movies list.


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