I recently attended the Red Carpet (or Purple as it turned out) premiere of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out. Not only did I get to speak with some of the cast and crew first hand, but there was also candid moments with characters.
This movie takes you Inside the mind of young Riley, a 11-year old who has otherwise lead an extraordinary “Joyful” life until a move to another city really turns her emotions into an uproar. Watch as Riley’s emotions animate and lighten up the big screen in this family-friendly movie that everyone will thoroughly enjoy. Below are seven fantastic reasons you should head to the premiere this weekend and take the entire family to see Inside Out!
1) Phyllis Smith aka Sadness – Phyllis delivers a heart-warming performance that will make you fall in love with and really connect with Sadness. With those big, doe-like blue eyes and a soft-spoken tone, Sadness with tug at your heartstrings and make you realize that she is a key emotion in everyone. Phyllis was the perfect choice for this role and no one could have brought Sadness to life better than she.
2) Anger – Lewis Black gives a stunning performance as the emotion that we all experience more often than not, Anger. Everyone has to have an outlet to vent, let out their frustrations and destress. Anger is the character that we all love to hate, but need to stay balanced and sane.
3) Emotions – Inside Out will give you a visual, colorful glimpse of the emotions that each and everyone of of us experiences on a daily basis. With core values like family, silliness, sports and more. We all have sections of our mind that drive our passions. Inside Out brings these thoughts and feelings to life in a real and relatable way.
4) Core Memories – We all have those special memories that are stored somewhere in the back of our minds. Core memories are those experiences and interactions that have helped shape and develop each of us into whom we are today. Whether it is a shared passion of music with your parents, annual summer vacations to your grandparents, or a simple encounter with a teacher that helped you pass the third grade, core memories are something we all have. Core memories are something we all remember and refer to from time to time. They make us smile, they help us react to certain situations and they remind us of times that were joyful, moving, pivotal and life-changing.
5) Riley – She is the tween 11-year old that everyone can relate to. Not quite a teenager, but starting to change personalities and emotions run rampant as things in her normal, everyday happy life change. Riley is the child that we all were at one time and really struggled with change, whether it is moving, a divorce, starting a new school, physically changing and more. I can relate to Riley, my daughter can relate to Riley and you will too. You still find that as you watch Inside Out, you were Riley at some point and time in your life…it really makes you think and reminisce of your childhood days.
6) Childhood Friends – We all experienced that childhood friend that our imagination created, shaped and brought to life in our own minds. Some of Riley’s childhood friends include Rainbow Unicorn and Bing Bong (a combination elephant, cat, dolphin and cotton candy friend). Watch as Joy and Sadness travel through the many facets of Riley’s mind and encounter their old friends. See what amazing adventures they endure and how you can never really lose sight of those memories that were so dear as a child.
7) You are Inside Out – Watching Inside Out is something that everyone should do. It is colorful, insight full, heart-warming and it is, indeed, all of us. Inside Out is the visual of how each and everyone of us may have imagined our mind would be like at some point and time in our lives. Whether it is compartments, sectors or sections, we have all imagined how our mind works, how our memories are stored and how we recall some of those most amazing, memorable moments throughout our life. Whether it happened when we were 3, 33 or 83, we all have emotions inside us that present themselves at various times and it is who we are.