Inside Out – Film Review

Duration: 1hr 34mins

Rating: U

Release Date: 24 July 2015

Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy,

Directors: Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

Cast: Amy Poelher, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias…

Description: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust all live inside Riley’s mind. They control her emotions and take charge of all her memories. When Riley moves to San Francisco, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust have to learn how to deal with their new surroundings.

My Thoughts: I don’t watch very many kids films and I don’t enjoy animations very much because I feel like if the characters aren’t played by real people you can’t connect with them as much because the situation just doesn’t feel real, I know you can watch TV and it can seem really unrealistic but I feel if they’ve got real people acting in the film they can make the situation seem more real but with animations it doesn’t feel like it could ever be real.

All of that being said when I watched the trailer I did think it looked quite funny and I really liked the plot idea, so I went to the cinema and watched it.

I felt like it was very psychological and it was all an idea of how the inside of your brain works and I personally liked that aspect of the film and I thought it was really interesting, but I think if you were a child watching that film you might not understand the concept of it as much… But I don’t know, I don’t want to insult younger children by saying how intelligent I think they probably are.

There was another storyline that wasn’t just about Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust controlling Riley’s emotions and memories where Joy and Sadness end up in long time memory and they need to get back to headquarters because otherwise the only emotions Riley can feel is Anger, Fear and Disgust and I thought this storyline destroyed the film a bit and it would have been better if it was just them controlling Riley’s mind.

It was funny slightly depressing and insightful.

I think ultimately it was a children’s film and I don’t feel it was very family friendly, some films I feel like all ages can enjoy but I feel with this film it won’t be enjoyable for all ages.

I think it would have been better if it was about the inside of Riley’s parents minds as well as inside Riley’s mind, there was a brief display of the inside of the parents mind but not as much as I would have liked.

All in all I would rate it 2 and a half stars/5

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Trailer: For a trailer and more information on the film click the link:

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