Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Anger and Fear are at the helms here in Inside Out. Young Riley’s life is turned upside down with a number of big changes taking place, moving house, school, leaving her hockey team and friends behind and the only ones who can guide her through this are her five main emotions at the controls. Things get messy.
This is a wonderful film. The voices are perfectly suited and full of flair. The film itself is full of colour and energy, brimming with intelligence and imagination (family island, a bridge made of dream boyfriends, the imaginary friend and nightmares kept hidden in a subconscious cellar and so on and so on).
Despite a very predictable plot – I am 32 with a general notion that I’ve seen it all – kids and less snobby adults alike should warm to this. It’s real heartfelt stuff done with a lot of care and attention to detail. It’s yet another shining example of Pixar’s heft and creative genius.