The characters, from left, Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear and Sadness in a scene from the movie Inside Out.
The characters, from left, Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear and Sadness in a scene from the movie Inside Out. Pixar

Movie deals with all the emotions of childhood

IT'S surprising to actually think about how few animated, so-called, "children's'" movies actually deal with the experience of childhood.

But Inside Out, the latest offering from the masters of modern classics Pixar, shines great light on this idea with the intimate detail, clever humour and genuine heart we've come to expect from them.

When 11-year-old Riley is forced to move with her parents from their home in the Midwest to the unfamiliar and frightening San Francisco, its up to the emotions in her head; Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness to be Riley's only inspiration as she confronts change, childhood and growing up. Oscar winner and Pixar veteran, Pete Docter takes us on a vibrant adventure that boasts all of the colourful visuals we were expecting, with a genuinely smart and witty sense of humour that shows such a great respect for the audience.

But the thing that makes Inside Out really great is simply its honesty.The story's more stimulating, the jokes are funnier and the characters are more loveable when they're wrapped up in truth.

This leads to Inside Out achieving something really special. We completing empathise with Riley because at some point, we've all felt exactly as she feels.

Inside Out will make you feel it all again - the laughter, the tears, the celebration and just about every other emotion you can imagine.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: June 11, 2015
  • Genre: Family Comedy
  • Running time: 94 mins
  • Director: Peter Docter
  • Stars: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader
  • Showing at:
  • Limelight, Riverlink
  • Birch Carroll and Coyle, Ipswich
  • Reading Cinemas, Redbank
  • Star rating: 5/5

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