CINEMA REVIEW: Inside Out (U)

Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.
Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.
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Have you ever wondered what was going on inside someone’s head?

Disney Pixar’s latest family flick imagines that each one of us has five tiny beings inside our brains controlling our base emotions – joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness.

The way the emotions battle each other to take control of certain situations is brilliantly fun and makes you think about times you’ve blown your top or been overcome with joy – those little creatures being up there is actually quite plausible.

The animated film follows young Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) from the moment she’s born and her emotions take over.

Joy (Amy Poehler) is first to take the helm, but is soon left fighting over the controls with Sadness (Phyllis Smith).

Before long, they’re joined by Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and between them, they must control Riley’s emotions, personality and dreams.

Each emotion is a pure form of itself and it’s wonderfully entertaining. You can’t help but giggle when Anger flips out, Fear completely overreacts to the tiniest threat and Sadness falls flat on her face in utter sorrow.

At age 11, Mom (Diane Lane) and Dad (Kyle MacLachlan) move Riley to a new city and things begin to unravel for the emotions.

There’s a lot more to the film than the trailer gives away, which is always a good thing.

But at the same time, it’s one of those that once you’ve seen it, you probably won’t be bothered about seeing it again.

Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.

Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.

I really did enjoy it though. I chuckled just as much as my niece and nephew did and even got a little choked up at some of the sadder and sweeter moments.

Visually, the film is a real explosion of stunning colour. It looks fantastic and is sure to keep the kids hooked.

Growing up can be a bumpy road and this film really captures that.

I love the concept – it’s both interesting and entertaining. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was my favourite Disney Pixar film, but it definitely has the same heart.

Inside Out is a great choice for a family trip to the flicks during the summer holidays.

Inside Out is a great choice for a family trip to the flicks during the summer holidays.

Inside Out is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.

Disney Pixar's Inside Out is in cinemas now.