Release Date: June 19, 2015
Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan
Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Running Time: 94 minutes
Genre(s): Animation, Comedy, Drama
What is “Inside Out” About?
Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy (Amy Poehler) — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
What Should Parents Look Out For In “Inside Out”?
-a beloved characters “fades” away
-a stolen credit card is used to run away
-the idea of putting a personality to feelings may be hard for younger kiddos to understand, so be prepared to explain that
-at our screening they showed the preview for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (YAY! Can’t wait!!) and the little lad behind us hid his eyes crying “Scary movie! Scary movie!”.
What Did I Think About “Inside Out”?
I loved this movie and the message it sends out. This is one that I won’t mind going to again with the kids this summer. It has a great message and opens the door to talking about mental health and that it is ok to have certain feelings and to share those feelings.
The depiction of the core memories was really neat to see. A kaleidoscope of memories and experiences, big and small,making a person what they are was portrayed perfectly.
What Did the Kiddos Think of “Inside Out”.
The main character, Riley, is easy to like and I am so happy to see a character my girls can relate to. My tween loved it and it was fun because she caught some of the (clean) adult jokes too.
My 8-year-old liked it even though she did not fully get the idea of the feelings being the inner workings of Riley. Sadness was her favourite character and I have to agree with her. Despite not understanding the feeling characters, she thought they were all funny and overall enjoyed the film.
Make sure you are on time because you will not want to miss the Pixar’s adorable short Lava. You are going to Lava it.