Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT Teaches Us to Love ALL of Ourselves #InsideOut
If we're honest with ourselves, sometimes we all feel like different people all at once. In truth no one is just one anything at any given time. And it's that idea that flows through Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT and makes it a must see movie this summer.
Note: I was invited as media to the press screening. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Earlier this month I attended an advanced screening of the movie but had to keep things hush hush. Now that the wait is finally over and Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT is now playing in theatres everywhere, I can tell you ALL about my thoughts (and multiple feeling!).
The man focus is Riley, a little girl having to adjust to a life change. We're taken along the journey as Riley experiences her first joys and other emotions that make up her personality. And that's where all the fun happens.
Riley's personalities are clear about their roles and help things runs smoothly. But when Riley's emotions has a conflict, that when the movie gets real and becomes much more then just entertainment.
As an adult we understand that we need ALL of ourselves and feeling to make us whole. But things aren't so simple as a child or for the emotion Joy, played by Amy Poehler. As far as Joy is concern she's the major feeling in charge. The other feelings are just supportive characters.
But while we'd all like to be joyful all the time, it's not gonna happen. Life is filled with moments that make us anger, fearful, disgusted and sad. We need to understand and accept those moments. And this is the truth behind INSIDE OUT.
While getting to that truth isn't easy, it is entertaining! They fight scary clowns, honor imaginary friends and learn how to work together so they can do what's best for Riley. Joy and Sadness, played by Phyllis Smith, may be complete opposites but when it comes to saving Riley as she adjust to a life crisis, they show they're clearly on the same team. Team Riley!
Its an amazing moment when Joy steps back and lets Sadness have her moment. Because sometimes it's OK to be sad (or angry, afraid or disgusted). When we acknowledge how we feel then we can get the help and support we need to become joyful again.
It's a great lesson for kids to learn and for parents/families to remember. While I've focus on the more serious lesson of the movie, you don't have to worry. There's LOTS of light hearted moments and storylines that are kid friendly. Seriously! Riley's pretty awesome. She plays hockey and has a thing for acting like monkey with her parents!
So get ready to meet Riley and ALL her emotions and go see Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT!
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 (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
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.
INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!
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