“Inside Out” brings out the emotions for Pacific

“Inside Out” brings out the emotions for Pacific

Straight from the esteemed studios of Disney-Pixar and born of the genius of Pete Docter, the director and co-writer of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Up,” comes a riveting new adventure focusing on the inner workings of a young girl’s mind.
Join 11-year-old Riley and her anthropomorphic emotions — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust — as they explore the intricacies of the human experience and the heartwarming, heartbreaking inevitability of growing up.
The film opens with Riley’s early years, detailing her childhood in Minnesota with two loving parents. Her five main emotions exist harmoniously in the Headquarters of her conscious mind, with five floating islands representing significant facets of her personality.
However, a rocky move from Minnesota to San Francisco due to her father’s new job soon throws Riley’s emotional health into jeopardy.
When Sadness (Phyllis Smith) unintentionally disturbs the core memories, making the personality islands unstable and causing Riley to cry on the first day of class, Joy (Amy Poehler) attempts to fix the situation — only to have the core memories, Sadness and Joy get sucked up and out of Headquarters and stranded somewhere in Riley’s long-term memory storage.
As Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black) and Fear (Bill Hader) struggle to keep Riley’s emotions in check, Sadness and Joy must navigate the strange corners of Riley’s mind with the help of her forgotten imaginary friend, Bing Bong (Richard Kind).
Aboard the train of thought, the trio attempt to return to Headquarters before Riley’s social life and mental wellbeing spiral out of control, and her personality islands and core memories are lost forever.
Doubtlessly a strong contender for the 2016 awards season, “Inside Out” has already received its fair share of accolades.
In its first weekend, the computer-animated film pulled in an astounding $90.4 million, topping the previous record of 2009’s “Avatar” to become the highest opening original film ever.
The New York Times’ A.O. Scott called the film “an absolute delight,” while the Chicago Sun-Times’ Richard Roeper christened it one of the best films of the year.
If that’s not enough to impress you, let the people speak: IMDb proclaims the average rating of “Inside Out” is a whopping 8.6/10, while review aggregate Web site Rotten Tomatoes crowns the film with a 98 percent approval rate.
So bring your family, friends and feelings, and make sure you catch “Inside Out” at the Janet Leigh Theatre this Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 10-12, at 8 p.m.

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