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Mini-Movie Review: Inside Out

MV5BOTgxMDQwMDk0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjU5OTg2NDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Pixar strikes again. With its latest feature, Inside Out, the celebrated animation studio has once more managed to fashion a work that combines striking creativity with real insight into the human condition.

Inside Out renders our ever-changing internal experiences as a cleverly imagined world behind the eyes. The hub of this mindscape is the appropriately named Headquarters, in which a handful of personified emotions both cooperate and compete to shape the personality and actions of Riley, a young girl grappling with the challenges of her family’s cross-country move. The premise allows for a host of creative plot devices, including the Train of Thought, an indifferently guarded subconscious (with Riley’s fear of clowns among those locked inside), a studio that churns out nightly dream productions and a deep, dark chasm in which memories are discarded forever. The movie’s casting is nearly perfect, with Amy Poehler’s leading turn as Joy being a prime example. And Pixar’s ability to deliver captivating animation is, as usual, on full display.