This film is about the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) as she and her family move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Her emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust – live inside the HQ of her mind and help her to navigate the new world around her.
I was expecting good things from this movie. And it did not disappoint! This film was a rollercoaster of emotion from the get-go and using a Headquarters as a representation of Riley’s mind was interesting and fun.
From the same people who brought you Toy Story, this film certainly tapped into emotion very well. A lot of the reviews haven’t really been very positive as far as I have seen and that’s really a pity because its a super movie. While representing emotions in the way they have, in the least it could inspire mums and dads to talk to their children about emotions. In the same way, it could also appeal to people who are slightly older who are looking for a way to explain more complex emotions,especially as this film delves into the subconscious a bit more than the average Disney or Pixar movie. The way the film unfolded was simply delightful and I wish this sort of film had been around when I was in Primary and Secondary school because it would have really helped me understand the varying facets of my growing emotions.
However, this film was lovely. It will be guaranteed to make you feel a rollercoaster of emotions and I cried. Yes, I didn’t think I would cry. But I did, and this sort of film would have something to appeal to everyone. No matter how young or old you are!
MY RATING: ***** / *****