Movie Critique: Inside Out (2015)

Disney Pixar creates movies that are the best known and anticipated worldwide. No studio is as careful with their product and as successful with their movie making as Pixar. Yet, Inside Out, far exceeded the common expectations. This movie is one of the greatest films ever produced by Pixar thanks to director, Pete Doctor and co-director, Ronnie Del Carmen who were able to make it happen. Inside Out is the story of 11 year old Riley, whose world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions led by Joy try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing events. However, the stress of the move forces Joy and Sadness to go through Riley's mind her subconscious in an attempt to save the long term memories that are now threatened by the move (Gordon, Bryony). Through the journey, Joy and Sadness learned from each other and how emotions are more connected than we think and it soon becomes unavoidable for the audience to keep tears dwelling up in the end. Anyone who has experienced mixed emotions would relate to this visually stunning film and its emotional power to transform the way we think about whats going on inside our own minds.

This film was so meticulously crafted that it would be hard not to take account of how beautifully appealing the movie was designed. The film is wildly imaginative following along with vividly rich details that make it impossible to absorb everything during a single view. The clever screenplay includes the concepts of the inner-workings of the mind as being highly visual and realistic. The animated destinations of the Train of Thought, Long Term Memory, Abstract thought, Dream Production(Three Views: Inside Out. ) , and more, are well thought out and take part in surrealistic features that oddly feel believable in the personified way they are displayed. This make the movie satisfying to watch and enjoy the creative performance of the screenplay

The engaging designs of the screenplay successfully matched the storys amazing characters combined with a pitch perfect voice cast. These characters are the actual emotions that interacted with each other to control Rileys mind. Amy Poehler, who played Joy did a wonderful job of portraying both the cheerful and energetic instincts of her personality, and Phyllis Smith, who cast Sadness performed an equally outstanding work on the other end of the emotional spectrum, complementing a genuine morose feel of her emotion. Bill Hader nicely captured the sound of freighting trepidation, while Mindy Kaling played Disgust through her best impression of a moody teen girl, and comedian Lewis Black became the perfect choice to portray feelings of anger. As a result, the sequence of these great characters became ideal to spark humor within the audience and create laughs and tears like a cathartic release.

The most amazing part of this film is its primary lesson that goes beyond just having emotions. When Joy believed that happiness was the cumulative feeling of avoiding pain, sadness, fear, and hate, she was misled in understanding how the bad experiences in Ryleys life were still fundamental core memories of growing up. Without negative experiences, there was no joy. Therefore, even though this movie was ostensibly designed for kids, in reality it leans towards adults who are mature enough to grasp the concept of what its like to grow up and all the hardships that follow along with that. This makes the film look so genuinely thought out and mature for both kids and adults, provoking the audience to be pleased to see this uplifting family film.

Inside Out is an absolute wonderful film being the one of the best of Pixars movie collection. This nicely crafted movie took about five years to produce and unsurprisingly took home the Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category. Inside Out also picked up dozens of awards since its release last summer, including the Golden Globe for best animated picture (Plaugic, Lizzie). In addition, the movie also received praise for managing to stand out Pixars best classic film since Finding Nemo and Toy Story (Negroni, Jon). The studios film is without a doubt one of the best. It is visually satisfying, emotionally rich, and indulgingly entertaining with a wonderful message to teach the audience.