Monday, February 15, 2016
Inside Out by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, 2015 (PG)
with Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias
Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
This is quite a way of picturing the brain: very inventive, funny, imaginative. You really get transported into those visions of subconscious, emotions, memory. It is at the same time perfect, and on the other hand completely non-scientific. The outcome becomes almost a dream session, where not everything is logical, but everything makes sense, and it is fun, sad, intelligent, witty, all in one.