Inside Out: A Movie For The Feels!


Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Joy: the 5 most dominant moods that govern our actions. They are indispensable in one way or the other in, virtually, all circumstances. Sadness triggers your gratitude for happiness; anger helps us cope with grief and frustration while disgust facilitates restraint. Fear induces cautiousness and tips us off against danger, and joy dissipates the “eternal misery” that is our life, thus lighting it up- Inside Out!

Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen; Inside Out is an epitome of talent and recreation.  The characters; Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness have been beautifully dubbed by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith respectively.

Following the story of a young girl- Riley, Inside Out takes us to the period when life as she knows it, is turned upside down as her dad begins a new job in San Francisco. Emotions take over after the initial part of the movie, provoking not only Riley’s, but also her parent’s proceedings. Later, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Joy begin on their endeavor at bringing Riley’s happy memories back.

As the story progresses, it cultivates on how human emotions retort to certain phenomena; it even expresses how gender distinction can affect each party’s emotions. Pixar has released Inside Out as an instrument to convey to the public just how expedient and blatant feelings can be. With a comical side along with subtle sarcasm, the makers have created a far more capturing film for the spectators than it previously was. Overall, although animated, it demonstrates to us the reality of life- granted, in an absurd and unrealistic way.

“The level of invention is so high, and the density of detail is so great, that it’s impossible to absorb everything in a single viewing”, according to the Wall Street Journal, “It is beyond one’s imagination”. With such encouraging critic reviews, it is certainly a must-watch and will inspire Disney Pixar to compile many more such ground-breakers, and I really hope they do.


Meghna Gupta

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