I have wanted to talk about Inside Out ever since I watched the premiere show but I figured I should really wait it out for a while. If you have not watched the movie, please try not to read on in case there are spoilers ahead.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
I really love the movie. It was creatively written and plotted. Inside Out showed audiences the five emotions that were supposed to be running through our mind; Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger.
It tells a story about Riley who were growing up and mostly the emotions were Joy. Until of course, something happened when she moved away from Minnesota. I love how Sadness came into play in the movie. In my opinion, Sadness is equally important. While of course everyone will always say: "Cheer up!" Or "Think positive!" but I believe sometimes, in certain situation, sadness is vital. A little bit of grief may help a person move on from a situation.
Growing up, it was always Joy. You look at children and you think, "Ahh...how simple their life is. How little things in life could make them happy!" But you see, growing up is all about experiencing more; heartbreak, disappointment, betrayal, etc. Those were the combinations of Sadness, Fear, Disgust or Anger. And acknowledging, identifying and understanding all these emotions are what made the growing process.
I could relate it back to myself. I am pretty much happy go lucky person and pretty positive I would say. During a certain period of time this year, it was rather emotional and stressful for me. There were times I felt guilty for feeling so, so I shoved those feelings down the carpet. I did not want to lose my friends just because I was, what people would refer to as, "being emo".
One day, the carpet couldn't contained everything anymore and I burst out. I took it out on Mr J and it rattled our relationship a bit. Which is why I guess, I feel the movie. I feel the relevance and how vital other emotions were in life.
I was glad to see it was not all sunshine and rainbow in the movie. But that is how it is in life, it isn't all sunshine and rainbow but sometimes with thunderstorms and hurricanes.
So, well done Pixar! You did it again. The animation part apparently was superb as well but well, I ain't animation student so I could only talked about how I felt about the movie.
Go watch it if you haven't! You'll love it!