Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” is on Blu-ray and DVD now. We didn’t have the chance to go see this movie in the theatres but we really wanted to see it. From the trailers it looked so cute. Once the DVD was released we couldn’t wait to sit down as a family and watch it.
The main part of our thoughts and brain is called Headquarters. In this movie we see five emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness) in control of 11-year-old Riley’s mind. There are orbs that hold memories, some that are temporary from the day and when she sleeps they are sent to storage. Some of the orbs are core memories that shape who Riley is now. The movie starts out with us seeing Riley grow up and the emotions grow with her. One day a core memory was going to be filled with Sadness and Joy didn’t want that to happen and tried to change things, by doing this she sets off a series of negative events that could lead to Riley to not have any more Joy or Sadness. In the end Joy realizes that in order to have Joy you have to have Sadness with it sometimes.
This was a very cute movie and I can’t wait to watch it again. My kids loved it. My 6 year old said she loved Joy because she made her happy and she was pretty. My 9 year old loved Sadness, she thought she was cute and she loves that in the end Sadness is very important.
Not only is this a lighthearted, fun movie to watch it is also a great learning tool After the movie we talked about our emotions and what they mean to us. We also talked about how we can help someone who looks sad or upset. My girls said if someone was sad they’d use their joy to help make them feel better.
The movie ended leaving it open for a sequel. We really hope there is more. We’d love to learn more about Disgust and Fear, they weren’t featured as much in this movie as the others were.
You can buy it to watch over the Holidays or buy it now and give it as a great Christmas gift.