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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Inside Out Review

How are you feeling today? 
Inside Out Review – Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your mind that affects your outside behaviour?
One happy family! 
The story begins when Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) is born which awakes Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) in the ‘Headquarters’ aka Riley’s brain. As the name suggest, Joy is full of well, joy with her purpose of keeping Riley happy all the time. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, Joy is later joined by Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader) and Anger (Lewis Black). At the age of 11, her parents decide to move to San Francisco forcing Riley to leave her friends and wonderful memories growing up in Minnesota. Riley tries to cope with life at the new place but an accident happens at the ‘Headquarters’ causing Joy and Sadness end up at stranded at another part of Riley’s brain. This leaves Disgust, Fear and Anger trying to ‘control’ her emotions. Soon after all hell breaks loose causing misunderstandings between Riley and her parents.  With Riley’s childhood personality slowly collapsing, can Joy together with Sadness salvage what is left of Riley’s character?
Bing Bong meets Joy and Sadness! 
When it comes to animation, it is very important to cast the right talent to give ‘soul’ to the role. Am glad to report, the casting director did an awesome job. One can ‘feel’ what each of the emotions was projecting. At one point I was simply annoyed at Sadness for being so sad…like hello…cheer up a bit can ah? Why so sad wey? Another amazing thing about animation are the colours, remember Finding Nemo? Or any other Pixar animations for that matter? They are really the best to bring life to the shades. The music, the memories – be it happy, sad or otherwise…was well captured. My emo moment involved Bing Bong (no spoiler, don’t worry) which got me wondering how much of my childhood persona I still have with me.
Pick your favourite! 
I’ve got nothing more to say except that go watch this emotional roller coaster animation. 
Pointer - enter the cinema early so you don't miss this short film! 
P/s - Thank you klips and Says for the double preview passes. 

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