I recently saw Pixar's latest addition to their magnificent collections of films, Inside Out. Not only will this film turn you inside out with laughter and tears but teach you a lot about the fascinating complexities of how the human brain works. As a former psychology student I was intrigued with Pixar's vision of how our emotions operate as separate entities with personalities while they would explore the other cerebral cortices. The most interesting dynamic was the relationship between the characters Joy and Sadness. The film starts off with them having to work together but not exactly knowing how or why they need each other. Eventually through some hilarious mishaps they begin to figure it out. Amy Poehler as the voice of Joy, was spot on with her reactions to Phyllis Smith as the voice of Sadness. These two embodied the characters completely in their voice! The animators and writers of Pixar once again kept me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering how they were going to be able to understand why they need each other. If your wondering if this film is simple enough for children to understand, be entertained, and learn from, then my answer is yes to all of the above! Take your children, nieces, nephews, or any children you know that can benefit from learning not only why it is important to express your emotions but also how to channel them for everyone's greater good!
Bridget Bohuslavsky was raised in Omaha, Nebraska by a
Czechoslovakian farming family. She was always fascinated with the
outdoors, animals, and sustainable living but felt more at peace cycling
around the urban city of Omaha, Nebraska. Her passion for arts and
progressive growth is why she moved to Los Angeles over ten years ago.
She loves exploring cities on her bicycle, supporting the arts, and
learning more about the benefits of a holistic lifestyle.