Sunday, September 20

Inside out Movie Review

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Watched Inside out with Joe at Suntec City Golden Village!

Personally, I felt that the story was refreshing and classic on its own. The story flow quite well though its plot could have been fine-tuned. I thought that it focus relatively more on the different emotions which somewhat neglected the story-line.

Nevertheless, it educated viewers on the different emotions, whether being positive or negative, each has a critical role to play in shaping who we are. We certainly have a choice to decide how to act upon it and react as it comes along.

There was a slight twist towards the finale that was least expected. I thought the only emotion - Joy will be the one who salvage the happiness of Riley, but I was wrong. It was a mixture of both emotion - sadness and joy. It make me realised that without sadness in life, there will never be the sense of joy when things get better.

Ratings: 3/5