Sunday, 28 June 2015


This post has been selected by BlogAdda as a Tangy Tuesday pick for 30.06.2015

The success of any movie depends directly on its ability to forge an emotional connect between the characters who inhabit the movie and the viewer. The greater we feel with / for a character, identify / empathise with their predicaments, feelings, choices and actions, the higher the chances of a movie's success. What if the main characters in a movie are the basic emotions themselves..? Would it make it easier or difficult to forge an emotional connect with such a movie ?

Pixar, the path-breaking animation studio that presented us with such classic delights such as Toy Story series, Finding Nemo, Wall E, Up and many more have explored the above question in their latest ambitious animated feature, Inside Out. When 11-year old Riley, is forced to relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents, she undergoes an emotional roller-coaster as she is stressed out in adjusting to a new place even as she misses her hitherto dear home and friends. The movie captures this emotional turmoil of Riley by exploring the working of her mind through the interactions between her five basic emotions of Joy (a chirpy Amy Poehler), Sadness (adorable Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). 

While the movie deserves kudos for its high quality and vivid animation which we have come to expect from Pixar, what makes it tick is the fact that Director Pete Doctor (Up & Monsters Inc.) who has co-written this movie has conjured up a magical movie which works at so many levels. He presents a lively animated feature which breaches the hitherto accepted horizons of its genre to bravely explore the abstract world of mind and emotions, angst, existential crisis and depression. The movie succeeds mainly from its sheer brilliance in writing which successfully communicates, without compromising on an iota of entertainment value, the nature of every emotion,their behavioural outcomes, their utility and prominence in the larger scheme of our lives, the need to accept all of them as well as the need to strive towards a balance among them. Multiple abstract concepts which one would normally associate with psychology texts and self-help books such as formation of memories, transfer into and storage of long term memories, imagination, nostalgia, dreams, influence of emotions on memory, emotion - behaviour connect, loss of unused memory, repression, fears that fester in the subconscious, need for a balanced emotional state are presented through inventive and imaginative visuals in a sincere and heart warming manner.

Pixar has done what it does best.. Outdo Pixar.. in making the BEST animated features ever. This is an abundantly funny, yet, subtle, sensitive, profound and poignant movie that presents its inherently complex and abstract material in a lucid manner that appeals universally. It is a veritable treat which would satiate the appetite of every demographic one could imagine, effortlessly making each of them laugh and cry. Inside Out is a triumph in movie-making and am certain that it would find its place in the coveted club of everlasting classics in movie history.

If there could be ONLY one movie that one would see this whole year... THIS IS IT ! THIS IS IT !! A RARE GEM ! MUST WATCH !! RATING - 5/5


  1. NICE REVIEW....The theme underlying of the movie is simplistic understanding of the West of human mind. The West has always found it difficult to deal with intangible/immaterial domains that resisted their engineering/mechanical approach. It is difficult to break down the stuff that goes inside us into neat categories. There is no separate ANGER, JOY or SADNESS embodying some control panel inside us….in fact western attempts from phrenology to psychoanalysis – to find out the basic building blocks of human mind never yielded any lasting answers. The East is champion in this field. I found some echoes of MATRIX, the movie here. The most touching scene in the movies ---- when SADNESS is handed over the memory ball by JOY to bring back normalcy to the life of little Riley,is a classical CATHARASIS……a literary/cinematic device ( perhaps psychological also ) which time and again succeeded in movies (wet eyes..tears…aching heart), itself owes lot to FREUD for its healing touch.
    It is a nice animation as it is not child’s play to portray emotions and that too with their accompanying constituents.
    The multiplicity is only apparent--- UPNISHDAS---quoted by Erwin Schrödinger ( What is Life?)

  2. I love the witty dialogues and scenarios that Hollywood animation films put in... sounds like this has a lot of them... Will definitely try to watch this...

  3. Inside Out is the most creative movie Pixar has ever did. Just every idea, every area in his girl's head is brilliant and wonderful. The lesson it teaches is wonderful, and is one for parents and kids alike. Also this movie is entertaining for parents as well. The writing is smart, the jokes are clever. It has that Disney/Pixar sadness in it and it is used in full force. Which makes the movie's ending that much happier. Inside Out easily ranks up there with UP, Finding Nemo, and the Toy Story Films. Pixar is back, baby!
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