Inside Out (2015)


After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Review by Jason Day

Pixar is sometimes accused (at least by me, a fervent non-animation fan) of whacking out far too many films onto the big screen in quick succession and consequently running out of new ideas, leaving their products either half-finished or just half-arsed.

But every now and then a gem comes along that restores one's faith in the possibilities of animated film. 

Inside Out is definitely one of them and I'm not one to usually give a 5/5 rating for such a film.


The reason why I like this film is it's extremely clever story and dialogue, neatly weaving cognitive psychological theory into a disarmingly simple plot about a little girl growing up and undergoing the first major trial of life.

And there aren't many films like this for the kids during the summer holidays.

This is a real pleasure to watch, for both adults and children alike and, at the screening I went to, the roars of laughter were evenly split between both groups.

And, goddammit, Pixar even made me cry...quite a few times! There are no cheap emotions in this film, everything is heartfelt and perfectly pitched, but let up on pressing the emotional buttons!

What's a cold-hearted critic supposed to do?! Oh yes, admire your products just that little bit more.

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Cast & credits

Producers: Jonas Rivera. Writer: Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter. Music: Michael Giacchino. Sets: Ralph Eggleston.

Featuring the voices of: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan.