Inside Out Worth Renting


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Astonished by the big move in Riley’s life are Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Joy

By: Adriana Daniel, Spring Reporter

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder… what is going on inside their head?” We all have emotions but how we deal with them and which ones control our lives is what sets us apart. The movie Inside Out really digs deep into our emotions beginning from birth to the young age of 11. The story takes place mostly in the head of an 11-year-old girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). Riley and her two parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) move from their little town in Minnesota all the way to the big city of San Francisco.

Inside out is mainly displayed by Riley’s personified feelings. Her brain is ruled by five core feelings; Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Anger (Lewis Black). Although they all do play important parts in Riley’s life being that she is an 11 year old girl some feelings are used more than others, in her case Joy takes most of the control in her new life.

Each emotion performs important roles in Riley’s adolescent life. Anger is a short red critter that is voiced by The Daily Show’s Lewis Black, Anger cares deeply about things being fair and has a short temper when things aren’t. Fear is a purple slim jim that is played by the former Saturday Night Live’s rubber man Bill Hader, fear is very good at keeping Riley safe. Next up is my personal favorite character Disgust, she is a green sassy mean fashionista, voiced by the Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling. Disgust is the best character because she is not afraid to tell the truth, her job is never done unless Riley is dressed great and doesn’t have to eat broccoli. Riley’s next emotion is Sadness, she is a plumpy blue gal with big old glasses. “And she well, I’m not actually sure what she does…” states Joy during the opening scene. Now lastly and most likely Riley’s most important emotion Joy. Joy is a tall yellow, happy go lucky kind of gal; she is there to make sure no matter what Riley is always happy.

Because Joy is always trying to make Riley happy, we start to have problems come about in headquarters. After moving to a new town Riley has been trying really hard to stay happy, and on the first day of school the teacher introduces Riley to the class. During so, sadness starts to get control of the panel of emotions leading our main character to start crying in class. Joy getting very mad by this because, now, that moment became one of Riley’s core memories. Core memories are the memories that shape your life, the memories that make you, you. In Joys attempt to remove this core memory herself, sadness and all of Riley’s core memories get sucked up into the library of long term memories. Joy and Sadness now have to go on an adventure to make it back to headquarters without losing any of Riley’s core memories.

This movie is full of laughter,tears and moments that you can take a minute to remember how emotionally unstable you were at 11. This is a great family friendly movie for all ages to love. Disney once again hitting it hard with a movie that makes you understand yourself just a little bit better.

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