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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Inside Out Movie Review

Jesse and I watched this movie the other day, and it really messed with my emotions (pun only kind of intended).  At one point during the movie, as I was ugly crying, I even turned to him and said, "I'm too emotional to watch a movie about emotions!"

I think the reason it affected me so much is because the movie centers around Riley, an eleven-year-old girl who is dealing with a cross country move.  I've been the eleven-year-old girl, guys.

We moved a lot when I was younger.  And I didn't always deal with it well.  The plot for the movie is that there are a couple hiccups in the brain headquarters, and Joy and Sadness and the core memories get lost in the brain, leaving Disgust, Fear, and Anger to run the show.  But behind all this is a little girl trying to figure out how to cope with all of the changes in her life.  And honestly?  Those are the emotions that come to the forefront for a little girl who isn't good at dealing with change.  Actually, those are the emotions that come to the forefront for most people when they're dealing with change.

I know, I know, I'm behind the curve on this one because the movie came out months ago, but it did just release on dvd, which is why we're watching it now.  I really really liked this one.  I could relate to the scenes of the parents with a baby, because we're the parents, but I could also really relate to Riley.

Also, this is a complete side note, but both Jesse and I noticed it.  Riley, the daughter, is mainly controlled by Joy.  The mother, on the other hand, has Sadness in charge, and the dad has Anger running the show.  What's up with that?


  1. I went to see it in the theater with my sis-in-law while she was visiting. I did NOT expect to cry at all and ended up sobbing my eyes out for several minutes! Suffice it to say that I have not finished grieving our big move last year and we are all still adjusting. It hit too close to home.

    1. Exactly! I did not expect it to hit me the way that it did.