Inside Out Movie Cover

*This post may contain SPOILERS*

So, yesterday – my other half and I decided to go and see Inside Out. You might be thinking, oh that’s that kid movie…I’m here to tell you that Inside Out is for kids AND for adults. The creators at Disney and Pixar did an absolutely fabulous job making this movie – oh and the actors (voices) – on point. So, what made us go? Well, it opened at approximately $91.1 million – making it the largest opening ever for an original property. It’s average rating on IMBd is 8.7, while Rotten Tomatoes hits at 98% – we saw the trailer and about two or so hours later headed for the theater.

Instead of focusing on the outside, this story takes us on a ride inside the brain of mainly Riley – but also of those around her. There’s Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust who hang out inside Riley’s mind and help her to feel – they make her personality. At the beginning of the movie, Joy feels that Sadness just needs to stay out of everything – she thinks that happiness is the most important emotion and well, why would anyone ever need or want to feel sadness.

If you think about it, a lot of the world does this today. For whatever reason, we feel that we need to be happy. Happy posts to social media. Happy this. Happy that. Happy pictures…need I go on?

I’m not saying, I don’t do this. If you haven’t noticed, a majority of my posts try to focus on the positive outlook. And I do this, because that’s my goal at My Life In Snippets – to share some peace or happiness or just a hug to everyone who visits. However, I’m not going to lie – I have my bad days. I cry. I have moments of sadness and fear and just feeling overwhelmed – moments of pure stress.

Inside Out moves on to show that feeling sadness, isn’t a bad thing. It reminds us to remember that Sadness doesn’t need to be locked up in a vault and never let out. Only bad things happen this way. If we simply allow ourselves to listen to how we are feeling, and experience and reflect on our emotions – we will likely learn more, and experience more joy in life overall.

This movie somehow made me cry – twice! I highly recommend it – as does my other half. It’s cute and funny and filled with important life concepts. So, what are you waiting for?! Get to the theater and watch it!

  • Cathy

    Thanks for the review. have seen several glowing appraisals from the positive psychology sites I follow. I can’t wait to see it!

    • It really was a great movie! Thanks for stopping by My Life In Snippets, Cathy! 🙂