Although “Inside Out” premiered in 2015, the core purpose and meaning behind it is one that still lives on today. Not only should emotions be validated and understood as part of child development but it is an action that should be done across all ages. With the circumstances that the world has been living in for the past two years, “Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger” are valid emotions (and characters in the film). The film focuses on 11-year old Rile’s experience’s as she moves from Minnesota to San Francisco for her father’s new job. As a young child, she has a hard time experiencing “joy” moving from her hometown. While it is a common and understandable experience that many children and even adults can relate to, the film takes the viewers on an inside look as to how emotions interact together to assist in someone’s daily day by day.
Why “Inside Out” is still relevant
I first watched the film when I was in my college years. Of course, it came at a time when all these emotions were mixing and it made sense. Joy, being the leader of the plot should always be the leader in your daily mindset. The way the film explained how your brain works by showing emotions and memories as “colored orbs” transforming into long-term memories was easy and enlightening. It pushed the viewer to, as the message of the movie states, understand and validate one’s emotions no matter what the situation may be. It was a mature message of its time. It’s time for a film that matches its message just as equally.
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