Family Outing: The Film, “Inside Out”

InsideOutEmotionsWe just heard from one of our members that the newly-released film, “Inside Out” is not only an entertaining hit with families, but has some great educational and human development value, too. Cath & Gary are borrowing their grandkids to see it this weekend. Whether you’ve got kids to accompany you or not, we thought you might be interested in seeing this sometime soon, too.


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. 

Director: Pete Docter; Producer: Jonas Rivera;Production companies: Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures; Screenplay: Pete Docter, Michael Arndt, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

Critic reviews

  • A stunningly original concept that will not only delight and entertain the company’s massive worldwide audience, but also promises to forever change the way people think about the way people think. — Peter Debruge, Variety
  • Inside Out, which takes place mostly in the head of an 11-year-old girl named Riley, is a thrilling return to form for Pixar Animation Studios. —A. O. Scott, New York Times
  • As fabulous as the vocal performances are in “Inside Out,” it’s the clever writing and lush visuals that catapult it into greatness. —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
  • Inside Out is an important reflection on the power of emotion and proof that Pixar is still king of imaginative CG animated storytelling.– Ben Kendrick, Screen Rant


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