Blessings today! Happy Tuesday!
One of the things that I must always be able to do with my blog is to explore the versatility of writing. I love to write about all sorts of subjects. Which can be a blessing, but also a curse. Sometimes it’s best to stick with one subject, sometimes it’s not. Which I am sure you have noticed. Today, I am reviewing a movie.
“Inside Out” is an animated film put out by Disney and Pixar. These guys are a great team in producing some of the best movies ever made. But, I’m sure I don’t need to go into their accomplishments. “Inside Out” hit the theaters last year, 2015, and would have debut at number one like normal, except “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrived the same weekend. Needless to say, the results were not as good as it could have been.
I approached this movie with a bit of prejudice. I guess you could say I saw this as a psychiatry type of picture by the way it was portrayed in the commercials. Not sure how to explain that, you will just have to accept it as such.
I could not possibly have been more wrong. Not only was this story very worthy of the Pixar mystique, but was one of the betters of the bunch. I say that because the premise behind it was completely accurate. It uses a crew of emotions for each person to tell the tale of growing older and having to go through changes.
We meet these emotions, Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear at the beginning as this child is born. These guys’ job is to keep all the girls emotions in check and regulate all the memories. The adventure that ensues as they work hard to do that is rather crazy. And, ultimately, telling the story of how the young lady grows and the processes and difficulties that she lives through.
It’s very funny, clean and family oriented. I watched it and remembered my kids (who had seen it in the theater) and how they go through some of the toughest things. And, like all good parents, I wish desperately that I could prevent a lot of their pain, but also know that they must go through some of it to be able to move forward in life.
All in all, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars for just being a great story and a great movie. If I was the kind of person to give out stars… If you have teens, do yourself a favor, watch it with someone. Rent this one!