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Owliver Recommends: Without sadness, could you ever really be happy?3 min read

May 23, 2022 3 min read


Owliver Recommends: Without sadness, could you ever really be happy?3 min read

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Movie: Inside Out
Rating: 5/5

Inside Out has won several awards including an Oscar for being the Best Animated Feature Film in 2015. Image: Useless Daily

Our feelings make us all kinds of crazy. We end up yelling, doing things we didn’t mean to, and laughing uncontrollably. But what’s going on inside that head of yours? It’s time for you to find out.

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Riley. Image: NPR

That’s right. It’s time to get a peek into the headquarters of a young girl, Riley’s mind. The movie follows Riley’s inner mind as it takes her through the roller coaster of life. The big question is can Riley stay the same bubbly little goofball as everything changes? Or will she transform too? It all depends on where her emotions take her.

Riley’s inner world comes out to play

Meet anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and joy as they take the wheel and try to make sure that every change in Riley’s life is as smooth as can be. Busy at work in Riley’s mental headquarters, the five emotions seem to be running things smoothly.

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Riley’s emotions. Image: Movies and TV Stack Exchange
disney pixar joy GIF by Disney

Troubled? Cue a happy memory. Angry? Cue some goofball behaviour. Happy? Well, what more is there to do? In fact, with Joy taking the lead, things have been so great that sadness’ only job seems to be to stay out of the way. The only problem is that Riley is about a face the biggest challenge of her life? Can she face this one without sadness too, or is everything about to fall apart?

This beautiful movie is for anyone with an imagination and a complex emotional life that they both fight and love. That’s right. It’s for everyone!

Riley’s imaginary friend and his cart that runs on song-power. Image: Wikipedia

So hop onto Bing-Bong’s magical cart and traverse through the mystical maze that is your mind.

Rating: Universal
Running time: 1 hrs 53 minutes
Directed by: Pete Docter

Genre: Philosophical/ Animated/ Family/ Comedy
You can watch this film on Hotstar

Owliver’s score: 5/5
Warning: The film has flashing images that can be distressing for some viewers.

Watch the trailer for the film below: