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Inside Out (2015)

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After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen (co-director)

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Pete Docter (original story by), Ronnie Del Carmen (original story by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Joy (voice)
Phyllis Smith ... Sadness (voice)
Richard Kind ... Bing Bong (voice)
Bill Hader ... Fear (voice)
Lewis Black ... Anger (voice)
Mindy Kaling ... Disgust (voice)
Kaitlyn Dias ... Riley (voice)
Diane Lane ... Mom (voice)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Dad (voice)
Paula Poundstone ... Forgetter Paula (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Forgetter Bobby (voice)
Paula Pell ... Dream Director / Mom's Anger / Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Subconscious Guard Frank (voice)
Frank Oz ... Subconscious Guard Dave (voice)
Josh Cooley ... Jangles (voice)
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Storyline

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Written by Pixar

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Meet the little voices inside your head. See more »


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,440,272, 21 June 2015

Gross USA:

$356,461,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$857,611,174
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Color | Color (Rec. 2020) (some scenes)

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1.85 : 1
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Joy: Do you ever look at someone and wonder, "What is going on inside their head?" Well, I know. Well, I know Riley's head.
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9/10
21 September 2015 | by James_De_BelloSee all my reviews

94 minutes of pure joy and emotion. A return to masterclass from pixar and not only that, probably their best work outside of Toy Story 1 and 2. This film does deserves every bit of praise it has got and more. I will say without hesitation that if you haven't seen this film, believe me you should.

Lets just start easy by saying that the animation is something other-wordily. We are beyond the point where anyone needs to express the fact that pixar's animation is gorgeous, but the fact is this animation is some of the most intelligent and dense animation I have ever seen. There are easter eggs in every single frame and more than that every visual element in the movie is well rounded and clearly thought out which makes the storytelling so much more gripping. Talking about storytelling, rarely does a film do visual storytelling so brilliantly. Five minutes into the movie I was in and I knew how things were rolling. This s really a lesson on how to think things out visually and how to use visuals to your advantage as much as it is possible, combining them to smart, engaging ideas.

And now to the layers the film has. The deepness of its themes, the intelligence of its story, the subtext behind every action and word, the comedic touches, the insanely funny pop culture references, the poetic approach to joy and sadness, the emotional depth, everything, I'm telling you everything here is gut wrenching. There isn't one scene where you feel time is being wasted, there isn't one word a character speaks that doesn't feel genuine, there isn't one idea that is boring or unoriginal. This film is beyond emotionally engaging, this film gives you a mirror on which to reflect your life and think about it, but no wait it doesn't stop there, it also gives you the opportunity to laugh about it, that no matter what is going on there is also space for a laugh and for lightness. Wow.

After a second viewing I have settled on the problem I originally had and can now honestly say this film really just has nitpick issues, it's truly a great one and definitely the best we've been given in 2015 so far. After my first viewing I was all enthusiastic about everything above, but I also was left a little confused by the mythology the film uses and wasn't quite sure it always fit. Upon a second viewing I guarantee that there is no such problem. The mythology is perfect and works with a solid and thought out logic that takes into account the chaos of life. What doesn't quite work is the fact that the film does have a few really minor shortcuts or conveniences that may stick out and I honestly wanted a little bit more of the control center room scenes and see some more of how it worked there, but then again I am really nitpicking.

Incredible for me to say it, but I really want a sequel to this film, it's incredible. I want to see another two hours of the five emotions battling in out in the life of Riley and her further struggles, especially want to see the teenage years. This idea is truly amazing and special and it is so inspiring to me, I just really want a sequel to this film and that's the first time I've ever said that in my life.

Trust me this film deserves every single bit of your attention and heart, it will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions and entertainment that is absolutely delightful and will also leave you thinking for days.


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