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Cleverly, playing two linked parallel stories off each other – one following Riley in the real world, and the other an adventure of emotions going on inside her head –Inside Out is one of the most remarkable and bizarre creations by Pixar. The storyline is depicted in a unique way which gives life to the emotions along with a tremendous amount of fun.
The plot begins with the life of an 11-year-old girl, Riley whose world is turned on its head when she moves to busy and chaotic San Francisco with her family. This becomes traumatic for the young protagonist as she is forced to leave her friends, her sports team and her Midwestern lifestyle behind.
The heart of the movie lays in the emotions, which are represented as characters with the names, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust that have been set up in a special control room in the girl’s mind from which they control her memories, actions and reactions.
When Riley and her family move to San Francisco, Joy discovers that her job, which is to keep Riley happy, has become more complicated as Sadness has suddenly begun a habit of transforming some memories from cheerful to gloomy. This brings conflict among the two as Joy does not realize the importance of Sadness in Riley’s life. Unfortunately, both of them get launched out of the control room into the long term memory which leaves Anger, Disgust, and Fear to navigate Riley.
Through Joy and Sadness’ adventure in the long-term memory to find a way back to the control room, the movie focuses on how dreams are made, our abstract thoughts and much more. It’s simply pleasurable just to see the ridiculous and fun-filled moments.
Each new aspect of the journey presents new, odd and interesting concepts to interpret and the audience is never bored or visually disappointed with what the animation has to deliver.