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My family had the opportunity to review the movie Inside Out. The kids were so excited to see this movie. In fact, they talked about seeing this for months and were thrilled to preview it.
The kids thought the movie was excellent. I liked the movie because it’s geared for all age levels. The cute characters and the storyline are for audiences both young and old.
Inside Out has a wonderful plot and really teaches a good lesson. These cute characters really draw you in but the lessons taught throughout are spot on with life.
Riley, the star of the show, is a little girl that has a happy life. Her parents have always appreciated Riley’s good attitude. Everything changes for Riley when her parents move her to a new city. All these emotions begin to race through her head and Riley isn’t sure how to deal with them. We get to meet these emotional characters that are trying to lead Riley in the correct direction. The leader is Joy, with Fear, Sadness, Anger, and Disgust following her. In time, Joy realizes that she can’t always be in control and allows Sadness to step forward to save Riley.
Our society always wants everyone to be “Happy” even when life is sad, stressful, etc. Inside Out demonstrates how a child handles and tries to manage life when her norm is changed. Children and adults go through so many changes in life, good and bad, but often don’t know how to react to these changes. This movie helps kids and adults gain an understanding that change can be difficult and it’s okay to have a different emotion in your mind, besides the HAPPY one.
In my opinion, the moral of this story is that you have to take the good with the bad throughout life. Of course, it’s great to be happy, but it’s also okay to be sad. All your emotions help develop who you are as a person. One emotion can’t be in charge, all your emotions have to work as a team in the command center. This movie does a wonderful job demonstrating this and making the audience understand the moral of the movie.
My family thought it was hilarious how the emotions interact with each other. I think everyone has experienced these characters fighting in their heads. There have been times that I’ve tried to figure out what other people are thinking in their heads too.
I love how Riley’s emotions are real characters in her head. The directors also incorporated the emotions of Riley’s parents too. This was enjoyable to watch. I also like how everything is explained about Riley’s core emotions and the different islands of memories. If life isn’t balanced everything can be ruined and Riley almost experienced complete destruction until she realized what needed to be done. Finally, she decided to be honest with her parents about her feelings and in doing so everything started to be repaired. I think most people can relate to what Riley experienced in this movie.
We loved Inside Out and recommend it as a movie to seen by families.
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