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Inside Out

Year : 2015 Director : Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Running Time : 94 minutes Genre : , , , , , ,
Movie review score
4/5

A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota. Within her mind’s Headquarters, there exist five personifications of her basic emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger. The emotions influence Riley’s actions via a control console. Riley’s memories are stored in colored orbs, which are sent into long-term memory each night by a suction tube. Riley’s most important memories, known as “core memories”, are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five “islands”, each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley’s personality. Joy’s purpose is to keep Riley happy. Fear’s is to protect Riley from harm, Disgust’s job is to protect her health and social status, and Anger’s is to ensure that her rights are respected. Since no one seems to understand Sadness’s purpose (even Sadness herself), Joy tries to keep her from using the console.

When Riley is 11, her family moves to San Francisco. Riley is disappointed by their lifeless new home, and is further discouraged by other difficulties: the moving van with all their belongings gets lost, her father is under stress, and the local pizzeria only serves broccoli as a topping. Joy starts worrying when Sadness begins touching Riley’s happy memories, causing them to become sad, so she tries to keep Sadness isolated. However, on Riley’s first day at her new school, Sadness causes Riley to cry in front of her class, creating a sad core memory. Joy tries to dispose of it before it reaches the core memory hub, but instead knocks the other core memories loose during a struggle with Sadness, destabilizing the personality islands. As Joy scrambles to collect the core memories, she and Sadness are sucked out of Headquarters by the memory tube into the maze-like storage area of long-term memory, taking the core memories with them.

With Joy gone, Anger, Fear and Disgust take over, with disastrous results. Not only do they fail to keep Riley happy, but Riley’s changing mood distances her from her parents, friends, and hobbies. This causes her personality islands to crumble one by one into the “Memory Dump”, an abyss where fading memories are disposed of and forgotten. Believing that going back to Minnesota will make Riley happy again, Anger inserts an idea into the control console to cause Riley to run away to Minnesota. Meanwhile, in long-term memory, Joy and Sadness find Bing Bong, Riley’s childhood imaginary friend. He tells them they can get to Headquarters by riding the train of thought. After exploring Riley’s mind, the three eventually catch the train, but it is derailed when one of the personality islands collapses.

As Riley prepares to board a bus to Minnesota, Joy, desperate for Riley to be happy, abandons Sadness and attempts to use a “recall tube” to return to Headquarters, but the last personality island starts to collapse, breaking the tube and plunging Joy and Bing Bong down into the Memory Dump. At the bottom, Joy discovers a sad memory of a hockey game that becomes happy when Riley’s parents and friends comfort her. Joy finally realizes that Sadness serves an important purpose: to alert others when Riley is emotionally overwhelmed and needs help.

Joy and Bing Bong try to use Bing Bong’s old wagon rocket to escape the Memory Dump, but after several tries Bing Bong realizes their combined weight is too much and jumps out, sacrificing himself to allow Joy to escape, then fades away. Joy goes to Imagination Land and uses various tools to propel herself and Sadness through the air to Headquarters. They find that Anger’s idea has disabled the control console, rendering Riley numb and apathetic. To the surprise of the others, Joy does not take control of the console, but has Sadness do so instead. Sadness successfully removes the idea, reactivating the console and prompting Riley to return home.

As Sadness re-installs the core memories, now blue, Riley arrives home and bursts into tears, confessing to her parents that she misses her old life in Minnesota. Her parents explain to her that there is nothing wrong with this, and that they miss Minnesota as well, and comfort her with a long hug. At Sadness’s encouragement, Joy works the console at her side, creating a new core memory that combines their respective emotions. This restores one of the collapsed personality islands, in a new and better form.

A year later, Riley has fully adapted to her new home, having made new friends, returned to her old hobbies, and adopted a few new ones (fueled by new, more nuanced core memories). On the inside, her emotions take their place at a new console that allows them to work together in concert, allowing Riley to lead a more emotionally complex life.

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