Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Inside Out

An 11 year old girl named Riley is forced to relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco, and as a result goes through great emotional turmoil.  Her emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger are manifested as little people inside her brain.  They control Riley through a device known as the control console in the control room.  Joy and Sadness accidently get lost in a different part of Riley's brain, at which point Riley's life starts to deteriorate because Fear, Disgust and Anger are now running her brain.  Joy and Sadness go through a long adventure to get back to the control room so that they can save Riley.

Inside Out is a beautiful and sweet movie that is brilliantly conceived.  It tugs at your heart strings.  As much as I like this movie, it seems to me to fall short of greatness.  The movie began to lose me toward the end.  It is not the best Pixar movie by any means, but it is not the worst either.

Rating:  * * * .5   Inside Out deserves much credit for being original.  If it wasn't for all the other better Pixar movies, I probably would have given the film  * * * *.

Inside Out has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie is preceded by the amazing short "Lava". (Listen to the song here.)  I could watch this several times.