Disney/Pixar's hotly anticipated film, Inside Out, is on the cusp of being released. The film screened at the Cannes Film Festival last week and was incredibly well received, leaving many reviewers extolling Pixar's triumphant return to form, and theater trash bins full to the brim with tissues. For a more thorough review and Cannes reception coverage check out Rory O'Connor's two articles here: "Cannes: How Inside Out Brought Pixar Back," and "Cannes: Inside Out Is Pixar's Return to Form and Twitter Has Gone Wild."
Although the film doesn't hit US cinemas until June 19th, they've given us two clips to mull over while we wait. The first one features little Riley, the little girl in whose mind most of the movie takes place, deciding on whether or not to eat the broccoli her father's attempting to feed her. The second clip takes us to a scene in the "longterm memory" part of Riley's mind where it seems like Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) are lost together, but determined to find their way back to the controls. Check them out:
Here's the full plot summary:
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
This movie looks absolutely amazing, and from what we've heard from those who have already seen it, it not only shows a full on return to form for Pixar, but even breaks new ground in an intensely creative exploration of the imagination that will touch us all at our core.