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Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.
My family and I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of this movie this week and it was filled without a lot of humor and young and old alike were laughing all around us in the movie theater. There was also an all-new movie short called "LAVA" that the audience got to see right before the movie played.
Inside Out Movie Synopsis:
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.
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. 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.
Inside Out Movie Trailer:
Being parents of a tween (almost teen), we deal with the wide range of emotions that all children and young adults go through as they deal with changes - physically, emotionally and mentally - and they learn how to control their emotions or express themselves. I hope in seeing this movie, my daughter takes away the knowledge that everyone has feelings and emotions and even though we might not see it on the outside or be aware of what they are thinking or feeling.
Two scenes stick out in my head that were my favorites! The first was a scene between the family eating dinner and Riley is back-talking to her parents (been there, done that!). In the scene we catch a glimpse inside the mom and dad's heads as well with their Emotions and how they interact with each other during this situation.....seriously it could be a dinner scene at my house! My other favorite scene was one where Riley was at a hockey game and encounters a young boy her age and we catch a glimpse inside his head and the emotions of a teenage boy - it was hilarious! Make sure you stay through the credits as always with Disney movies because you will get to see some extra scenes that weren't in the movie!
INSIDE OUT Fun Movie Facts:
- PICTURE THIS - The background memories on shelves inside or outside of Headquarters are shots from the “Married Life” scene in “Up.”
- ROAD TRIP – As Riley and her parents trek to San Francisco, they come across birds on a telephone wire from production designer Ralph Eggleston's 2000 short film "For the Birds.”
- GLOBAL DÉCOR - The globe in the Riley’s classroom has been used in all the “Toy Story” films.
- FAMILIAR FASHION - One of Riley’s classmates is wearing a camo pattern made up of “Toy Story” characters.
- STUCK ON YOU - Some of the background city cars of San Francisco have bumper stickers from “Cars.”
- TECH SAVVY - Dad's company, Brang, is a nonsense word intended to sound like a startup that would fit in in the San Francisco tech scene.
- SIGN HERE - A sign on a parking meter in San Francisco reads, “Quarters and Dollar Coins or Barter During Burning Man.”
- IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION - As a tribute to the Walt Disney Family Museum, the filmmakers set Riley’s hockey rink in the exact spot the museum is located in San Francisco.
Disney Pixar's Inside Out opens today, June 19, 2015 and is rated PG with a run time of 94 minutes.
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