movie: Inside Out
starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader
genre:Cartoon, Comedy, Drama
format: Netflix Canada
plot: We follow a week in the life of an 11 year, but through the view point of her emotions as they try to reconnect her to herself
I am not even sure where to start with this. It was a lot better then I was expecting it to be. The "lead" character of the emotion Joy, had this fairy quality to it. I just kept thinking of the movie Ferngully.
There seems to be a constant struggle between the emotions of Sadness and Joy, who through the whole film, are the two oldest of the emotions. Joy, who tries to control everything and keep everything happy and light, while Sadness is viewed like the sidekick.
The kid who's emotions are telling the story, filter the experience of moving across the country, losing what mattered most to that point; the stability of the old friends, hobbies and familiarness to the point of pure denial. It's this denial of the full range of emotions, that lead them to accidentally destroying the personality of the kid. They then have this journey to try to rebuild everything.
It's a cartoon and spends the majority of the time fighting to keep things in a safe innocent place. It's a kid's movie...or is it? It's not until the emotions realize they need to work together that the personality of the kid is saved, and new elements are introduced.
what did I learn? No body is one thing