inside out

Pixar’s 15th animated feature.

Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias) is a young girl whose family has moved from Minnesota to San Francisco, California. Her emotions led by Joy (Amy Poehler) usually have a good handle on her life but when Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Joy wind up outside Headquarters, only Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Anger (Lewis Black) can guide her leading to some problems.

Truly a beautiful and innovative movie. As expected from Pixar. While I did enjoy it, something felt off for me. Maybe it hit too close to home? Though I’ve never been officially diagnosed, I think I have had major periods of depression my entire life and a character like Joy kind of bugged me. Nothing against Poehler but those are the types of people I sometimes have problems with. I can’t really relate so her problem with Sadness made me mad. Because I am Sadness and the end twist really got to me (but I didn’t cry, sue me).

I digress. It was colorful and an interesting way to explore emotions and feelings and growing up in general. I loved how they illustrated the mind and the heart and humor were out in full force. It’s not my favorite Pixar film but much better than their previous few.

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