Friday, June 19, 2015
My son and I had the opportunity to attend a preview of Inside Out.... Loved it! I thought it would be cute, Disney does cute very well. But it was more, I loved the life lessons subtly taught through the movie.
So what is it about, you ask?
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 (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Inside Out, grabbed me right off the bat! I loved meeting all the emotions, Joy was my favorite, (though that really goes with my personality. I might drive you crazy with my optimism!) My son loved Anger (yes, my son's go-to emotion is anger). Now here's the cool thing, my son and I had a great talk after the movie about how losing your temper doesn't end well. It was a great teaching moment. I was reminded that sadness is an important part of our emotions also. It was not only a really great movie to watch... funny, poignant, thoughtful, cute... but also led to some great discussions. In fact, we talked all the way home about it!
Thanks Disney for another wonderful movie! Inside Out opens nationwide, June 19th. Go see it, I think you'll really enjoy it!
Disclosure: I had the opportunity the see the movie for the purpose of a review. The opinions are all my own and free of charge!