I was expecting Inside Out to be a funny animated flick with some uplifting message.  Boy, was I surprised at what I got.

Yes, it had a lot of comedy with a surprisingly large number of laughs aimed at the parents in the crowd, but it left me feeling pretty icky.  Yes, it touched on all the emotions (that was kind of the point of the whole thing) but in its introspection, it seemed pretty negative.

The main ‘message’ in the film seemed to be that to be happy you need to have sadness in your life… what a bummer!  Yes, it was nice that Phyllis Smith‘s character of Sadness learned that she was needed, but when you look at it from the standpoint of your own life, it seems depressing.


Are there still Emo kids around?  If so, they will love this movie.  I just didn’t like it.  I go to films like this for the uplifting messages mixed in with some clever comedy – not to question my life.

RATING 5 out of 10

Chris Doelle