Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out- A Comedic Look at the Inner Workings of the Mind

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The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Its amazing inner workings are what make us function and navigate through daily life. However, how does it truly work? Disney/Pixar decided to take a comedic look at what goes on in the mind and the importance of emotions,memories and what makes us who we are.insideout2

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.

My Kids and  I had the opportunity to catch a screening of the movie before it hits theaters today June 19th . When you are able to put together an all star cast like Director Pete Doctor did (Monster’s Inc & UP) you realize that what you will find will be nothing short of fantastic.


Inside out is able to touch on the basic theme of emotions and how they make up most if not all of our decisions in such a fun way. It also emphasize the importance of core memories that end up becoming the center of who we are and how crucial they are to who we become as people. I love how this movie was able to put together so many important lessons about family,friendship and the basic qualities that make us who we are while keeping you laughing through out. They managed to do this in a fun way that grabs little one’s attention while touching on some valuable lessons.

It played to kids naturally with characters you will fall in love with from the start and take with you long after the movie is over. The theme is sweet, yet comical giving a younger audience a funny and very memorable storyline that they will love. For the older audience like myself,it gave me a sense of nostalgia and realization on how fast kids grow up and how we have to make the most of their memories and life experience. These are going to be the building blocks that will help them grow as individuals.

Another theme that I really liked about this movie was how it makes you realize how important a healthy balance of all our emotions are. Many times we try to block emotions because they may not show a side of ours we want others to see but at the same time it’s important to show all our emotions at given times and how important they each are. This is such a great lesson for younger kids,especial in that it teaches them that it’s ok to feel a certain way, it’s ok to be sad,happy or scared.

Disney & Pixar have done such a fantastic job putting all these elements together in such a fun way. I have no doubt this will be one of this years hits and will be a favorite for years to come.


This movie was Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”, “Up”), produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”).

It hits theaters today June 19th! So don’t miss out!

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INSIDE OUT opens Today , June 19th!


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  • Reply Rita M

    Thank you for your review of this movie – it is one that my granddaughter raved about but that I haven’t seen. After reading your review I am adding it to my “need to rent” list – it seems like one that adults would enjoy just as much as kids!

    March 28, 2016 at 2:08 am
  • Reply Sarah B

    This movie looks so cute! Thank you for explaining it. I think my little girl would love to see it. Another one to add to the bucket list.

    January 6, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply william gossage

    Great review. we plan on see this movie when comes out on dvd

    December 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Olivia Radics

    Can’t wait to see this movie.

    December 4, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Jodi Hunter

    We are so buying this movie on Black Friday, thanks for the review.

    November 24, 2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Laura MacLeod

    I wanna see this zoo badly

    November 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Jodi Hunter

    I can not wait to watch this with my daughter.

    October 30, 2015 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Rebecca Niehaus

    I never got a chance to see this movie with my kiddos but it sounds so awesome and can’t wait til it comes out on dvd.

    October 17, 2015 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Mandy P.

    So glad you and your kiddos were able to enjoy this movie! Too often kids struggle to identify and deal with strong feelings, and this movie does a great job of illustrating them 🙂

    October 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I would like to check out A Comedic Look at the Inner Workings of the Mind. I think it looks like a great movie.

    October 9, 2015 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    I haven’t seen this movie yet, and I’m looking forward to seeing it! Sounds cute and love it isn’t anything about blood & guts, guns, and killing ppl – I hope.

    September 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Maddy W.

    I still need to see this movie. It looks really cute, plus I’ve heard consistently good reviews. Also, I kind of have a soft spot because my daughter’s name is Rylee, like the main character. 😀

    September 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Cindy S.

    Can’t wait to see this movie with my kids. Looks like a lot of fun! 🙂

    August 31, 2015 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Ali G

    Such a cute movie, I definitely recommend it.

    August 12, 2015 at 11:38 am
  • Reply wen budro

    Thank you for the review. This looks like a movie that I would enjoy watching with the kids.

    July 31, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply E.G.

    Can’t wait to see this when it comes out!

    July 31, 2015 at 11:35 am
  • Reply M.Clark

    I saw Inside Out and I thought it was great, definitely something to see more than once.

    July 25, 2015 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Lynsie

    I can’t wait to watch this with my daughter. I love the message it sends to children.

    July 8, 2015 at 8:56 am
  • Reply katie

    It seems that everyone that saw this movie has loved it so far. Can’t wait to see it, it looks super cute!

    June 22, 2015 at 10:43 am
  • Reply amber

    My daughter really wants to see this!

    June 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Vera Simmonds

    I thought this movie was interesting looking, looking forward to watching this with my babe!

    June 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Katherine Riley

    I think my 5 year old granddaughter would like this movie.

    June 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    I’m really excited to see this movie with my son!

    June 20, 2015 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Sharlene Battaglia

    We are taking the kids tomorrow!! Very excited and thanks for the review.

    June 20, 2015 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Melissa Broadbent

    This movie looks like it will be a good one for the kids to see 🙂

    June 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Jenny A.

    This movie looks really cute. My husband took our girls to see it today. Hope they’re enjoying it!

    June 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Myra B

    I’ve watched some of the clips of this movie and it seems like something both kids and adults would enjoy. Its good for kids to learn that is ok to have emotions. My youngest 3 tend to not express how they are feeling sometimes and hate for any adult to cry. This would be a way to show them its ok on a kid level.

    June 19, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Heidi F

    This sounds so funny!

    June 19, 2015 at 8:07 am
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