But when Joy loses control of Riley's mind and chaos takes over, the young girl's happiness is at stake. The only way she can let go in order to move on and find inner peace, is by discovering how to deal with her feelings. Because sometimes, we just need to accept that we're sad and find a way to express our sorrow, for hiding our pain only makes matters worse. It's okay not to be okay, as long as we can dominate our emotions.
Inside Out takes us on a journey into a young girl's mind, revealing her most personal thoughts and her deepest secrets, allowing us to understand every aspect of her personality.
The Disney Pixar animated movie leaves us with a new perspective on who we are, proving that each and every one of our actions reflects life's impact on our souls: the memories - whether they're good or bad -, the past experiences, the environment surrounding us... in one way or another, they've all taken part in making us who we are today. There's more to someone than what meets the eye, for they have had a lifetime of building their personality with a succession of moments, dreams, thoughts and sentiments. The movie emphasizes the fact that human emotions are mirrored in interpersonal relationships.
Set in an enchanting colorful scenery, Inside Out surprises the viewer, leaving him with a lot to consider and think about. This particular aspect of the movie makes it a masterpiece to be seen not only by young children, but also by grown-ups and teenagers. A long-awaited animation film that mastered the hard task of alternating between hilarious scenes and emotional sequences. I only wish there would've been more parallels with the consequences on Riley's life when Joy becomes selfish, thus failing in her attempt to get everything back to normal.
A 94 minute-long revelation directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, with a brilliant soundtrack signed Michael Giacchino. If you still need some facts to be convinced that Inside Out really isn't to be missed, you should keep in mind that the movie has scored around 700 million dollars at the box office, and it was rated 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as 8,6/10 on IMDB.
PS: At some point, as Riley's happy memories seem further away in time and can't be conserved anymore, they become bittersweet and start fading out. I love how the writers suggest an explanation for every aspect of the human mind and its functioning.