Inside Out Review

This is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year.  However for some obscure reason my hometown cinema decided to release it on the 4th of September.  You can imagine how hyped me and my friends were going in; after all this was a long overdue viewing.

Inside Out really has a mind-blowing and in some ways oddly accurate take on how human emotions work together inside a person’s brain in order to act according to their surroundings.  It was very easy to tell early on, only in the first couple of minutes, that this was going to be at the very least a good film.  The premise of the movie is all one needs in order to get interested, add a great opening music score by Michael Giacchino and everyone is raring to go.

Every member of the voice-over, was casted absolutely spot on and they did a tremendous job. Special mention has to be given to Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith and Mindy Kaling who provided the voices for the 5 emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness and Disgust respectively, and more importantly managed to capture and embody with the help of the animations the emotion at hand perfectly.

Pete Docter is probably one of the most pivotal people in the production and development of this movie, and he really can’t be commended enough.  Firstly for carving this great concept in his mind and secondly for achieving greatness in his efforts to make it a reality (or at least a reality on the big screen).  It’s a very absorbing movie that not only shows the different emotions in action and focuses on their importance, but also manages to get those emotions running in the audience.

Combining a fast paced adventure comedy with some serious messages and life lessons to be learned seemed to work with Pixar and Toy Story for the past 20 years, it seems like they did just that without recycling the same old material.

8.5/10

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