Film: Inside Out

Opened: June 19, 2015

Directed by: Pete Docter

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan, Paula Pell, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Josh Cooley, Flea, John Ratzenberger, Carlos Alazraqui, Nick Pitera, Lori Alan, Peter Sagal & Rashida Jones

Pixar knows how to make a film with a strong emotional core, so in this one they made emotions the main characters.

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a normal 11-year-old girl with a happy life with her mom (Diane Lane) and dad (Kyle MacLachlan). When they move from a small town in Minnesota to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader) and Anger (Lewis Black) – are thrown into new adventures.

There are deep messages here – especially about how your emotions work together – that a film studio outside of Disney and Pixar would have trouble conveying.

With a fast-paced story and great vocal performances by the main cast – especially Poehler and Smith – Inside Out will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Final say: Get ready to tap into your emotions. ★★★★★

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