E - Emotions (Inside out)

There's a Pixar film that came out last year (2015) called Inside Out and it's about emotions inside your brain. You can really relate to it and it really makes you feel for the characters. It's about a young girl called Riley who is uprooted from her Midwest life and has to move to San Francisco. Her emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and sadness) conflict on how to deal with moving to the new city, house and school. The emotions live in the headquarters (the control center inside Riley's mind) where they help to advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to the new life.. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new life.

There are a lot of times in the film where Riley best on prospective and her current feelings have a vital impact on how she views her previous memories E.g changing from happy to sad. It might be scary but it's important to see things from all angles and different types of emotion. Not everything is in black and white. It teaches us to not be so harsh on ourselves just because we feel a negative emotion as that is needed when being human. Also, it won't always feel that way. In time things do get better. The emotions you feel can effect other people as well by how you act with them.

Another aspect of the film is how it shows that emotions drive decision making. So if you are feeling more than one emotion you can feel torn but one emotion will become more dominant than the other to help make your decision. This can be confusing at times, mainly when you are young because you haven't really felt more than one emotion at a time before. But it is important to keep an eye on your emotions making sure that they are not completely over powering you. So you do not feel one emotion a lot more than other.

I think this film will really get people thinking about their emotions and how they effect other people, which can be a good thing. The film is full of happy and sad moments that'll keep you on your seat. So you won't get bored. It is great for all ages as it has some adult humor in there.

Hope you enjoyed this blog, what did you think of the film if you have seen it? If not I would highly recommend it.

Meg x


  1. For A to Z Challenge I am just looking in on your very interesting blog. Keep it up!

  2. This means a lot hearing this! Thank you so much.
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  3. I haven't seen the movie yet. I missed it when it was in the theaters but need to rent it. It looks great.

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  4. It is good, well I hope you do get to rent it. Really worth watching!

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