94 Min. | Animation – Adventure – Comedy | July 2015
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Staring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Inside Out Review: 94 minutes of pure joy and emotion. A return to masterclass from pixar and not only that, probably their best work outside of Toy Story 1 and 2. Inside Out does deserves every bit of praise it has got and more. Lets just start easy by saying that the animation is something other-wordily. We are beyond the point where anyone needs to express the fact that pixar’s animation is gorgeous, but the fact is this animation is some of the most intelligent and dense animation. There are easter eggs in every single frame and more than that every visual element in the movie is well rounded and clearly thought out which makes the storytelling so much more gripping. Talking about storytelling, rarely does a film do visual storytelling so brilliantly. Inside Out, is really a lesson on how to think things out visually and how to use visuals to your advantage as much as it is possible, combining them to smart, engaging ideas.
And now to the layers the film has. The deepness of its themes, the intelligence of its story, the subtext behind every action and word, the comedic touches, the insanely funny pop culture references, the poetic approach to joy and sadness, the emotional depth, everything, here is gut wrenching. There isn’t one scene in Inside Out, where you feel time is being wasted, there isn’t one word a character speaks that doesn’t feel genuine, there isn’t one idea that is boring or unoriginal. Inside Out is beyond emotionally engaging, this film gives you a mirror on which to reflect your life and think about it, but no wait it doesn’t stop there, it also gives you the opportunity to laugh about it, that no matter what is going on there is also space for a laugh and for lightness. Wow.
Inside Out really just has nitpick issues, it’s truly a great one and definitely the best we’ve been given in 2015 so far. Upon a second viewing I guarantee that there is no such problem. The mythology is perfect and works with a solid and thought out logic that takes into account the chaos of life. What doesn’t quite work is the fact that Inside Out does have a few really minor shortcuts or conveniences that may stick out. This film deserves every single bit of your attention and heart, it will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions and entertainment that is absolutely delightful and will also leave you thinking for days.