Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A young girls life is presented to us from the perspective of the 5 emotions that reside within her head and control her actions
My Take on it – Ever since I first saw Toy Story (1995) twenty years ago I have been a huge fan and supporter (emotionally) of all things PIXAR.
With this movie, they once again “hit one out of the park” and gave us a movie with a very important message for moviegoers of all ages disguised as a “kid’s’ flick”
This movie takes the complex areas of emotions and the various parts of the brain and visually presents things to us in a coherent and easy to comprehend method.
The idea of how each emotion helps build a unique part of our personality isn’t really a new concept, but teh way it is shown here truly is novel.
This is IMHO by far one of the best (if not THE best) movie to come out of PIXAR so far because it is truly innovative and gives us so much to ponder over for days afterwards (I saw this 3 days ago and can’t stop thinking about it even now).
So far, this is my favorite movie that I’ve seen released this year (granted, I’ve only seen 13 so far, but who’s really counting?)
I really can’t wait to get a chance to see this one again!
In addition, the PIXAR short that appeared at the beginning of the film called Lava is unbelievable.
The animation is amazing and I really loved the song and the way the story is told because it is such a lovely and emotional song with a very catchy tune.
The extremely poignant and meaningful message both help make this a great watch.
Here’s a clip of the song: ENJOY!!!
Bottom Line – Excellent movie disguised expertly as a “kids” movie when in reality it’s all about how we all deal with situations internally and how important each of our emotions are to each and every one of us. Loved how they “mapped out” so many sections of personality and areas of the brain and presented them in a coherent visual way for everyone to understand. IMHO, one of the best PIXAR films to be made as of now and it is currently my favorite movie from 2015. Can’t wait to get a chance to see it again! The short film Lava which was shown right before the movie is very moving and emotionally perfect with a catchy song and a meaningful message. Both are Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Pete Docter first pitched the idea for this film to Pixar head John Lasseter, he said, “Imagine the fun we’re gonna have when it comes to casting. We could get people like Lewis Black as Anger!” In the end, they did end up casting Lewis Black as Anger. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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