Review: INSIDE OUT

By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 5 (Out of 5 Reels)

After young Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school (IMDB).

Pixar films have been delighting audiences for years and some of their most notable films are The Incredibles, Cars, Monsters, Inc. and Wall-E just to name a few.  Inside Out is another delightful addition to that long list.  Casting is crucial for these kinds of films because the right voice can add enormously to the overall presentation of the character and they hit the nail on the head again here.  Pixar continually creates amazing films because they take seemingly mundane topics and elevate them through excellent writing, character development and casting.  It doesn’t hurt that the films are also both visually and intellectually appealing to children of all ages either and makes this film is a must see.

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