Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
The concept of the movie which many might think of as innovative or original is unfortunately not. The movie is basically an animated version of the TV sitcom Herman’s Head. Here is the intro of Herman’s Head.
And here is the pilot episode of Herman’s Head.
Amy Poehler is good as Joy who wants to keep Riley always happy. Phyllis Smith of The Office is good as Sadness. Lewis Black, the famous stand up comedian is aptly chosen as Anger. Mindy Kaling is good as Disgust.
Inside Out is not as entertaining as Pixar’s previous movies like Finding Nemo or Cars. It is entertaining or funny in parts but is more of a emotional tearjerker or a sad movie. Little kids will not enjoy it as much as they enjoyed Finding Nemo or Cars. Its more for the slightly older kids who can understand what the movie is about.Tags: Amy Poehler Exclusive Herman's Head Inside Out Lewis Black Member Reviews Mindy Kaling Movies You Watched This Month Phyllis Smith Reviews