Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a newborn when the emotion within her, Joy (Amy Poehler), collects Riley’s first memory.
Shortly after that joyful event, Riley starts crying and Joy is joined by Sadness (Phyllis Smith) while more memories are gathered and sorted out. As Riley gets older, Joy and Sadness are joined by Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and finally, Anger (Lewis Black). These emotions govern Riley’s thought process (and, in fact, every living beings) via a control panel in brain headquarters.
Riley’s life is idyllic in Minnesota; she has friends, family, and loves to play hockey. Then the family moves to San Francisco, and Riley’s emotions run amok leaving Joy and Sadness wandering the depths of Riley’s memories leaving Fear, Anger, and Disgust in charge. Without the effervescent Joy to run the operation, Riley becomes more and more depressed and confused.
“Inside Out” is a terrific movie. Colorful, funny, and sad. Great for the entire family. The kids will love the cartoon color and action while parents will understand the emotions of a child growing up. I thought of our daughter (Carol’s best friend) during the movie and loved it when they explained that the “Train of Thought is random”. So funny and so true (and true of Carol too as she was growing up…).
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