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, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.
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I went in not expecting much, but to my delight it managed to stir my emotions. It delivers an important message. There are not many bumps along the way, and it delivers an enjoyable experience that gets better the more you think about.
Pixar's frustrating story limitations are often due to the confinements of being child appropriate. Why not make films for adults? There's also a dangerous (and very Western) implication here that we have no personal responsibility for our own feelings and actions. Had Riley summoned Joy herself from the depths of despair, the film would have been more transformative.
Almost definitely the neatest homage to the most notorious segment of Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) ever devised. And even if it doesn't provide a particularly accurate guide to the workings of the brain, it compensates pretty nicely with an outsized emotional intelligence and a geyser of very pretty colors.
"Inside Out's" central conceit has the strange effect of brilliantly illustrating as well as grossly simplifying complex human emotions. But Pixar's bittersweet look back at a most formative age deserves to be praised for its rather sophisticated message of championing sadness as an integral and necessary part of life - something few Hollywood films dare to do these days, let alone the ones targeted at children.
I give it 4 stars because I do not know what I could expect more from a children-targeted animation. I just love when cinema makes me live another parallel universe and Upside Out did just that. I caught myself laughing so hard at several moments - it brought my kid side on a sunday night. A nice way to end/begin a week... you did it again Pixar.
OMG best animation of the year. Le cerveau et les émotions sont des choses compliquées que personne ne peut expliquer. Ce film avait admirablement réussit à nous montrer cela. Triple dent gum will make you smile~
Best film of the year, in my opinion. It is nice to see a film that tells the audience that it is ok to be sad. It is not a weakness to show your sadness; it is completely fine to let your sadness out instead of covering it up. Sadness is not a weak emotion.
Another smash for Pixar from Pete Docter (director of 'Up') who wisely given the script gives the viewer multiple emotions empathetically throughout. Like "Up' the poignancy of the film and its mature handling of a child's emotions (and adults alike) is its strength. Voice casting is exceptional. '...and the Oscar goes to....'