Monday, July 13, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out. It's still in theaters. Go see it. It's not really for kids. I mean, it's marketed as for kids, but adults will get more out of it, trust me. And if you miss it in theaters, rent it when it comes out on DVD.

Here are some things I took away from this film:

1) It's not OK to pretend to be happy all the time. Sadness can sometimes be a crucial emotion to our growth and health.

2) Our personalities shift over time. Who we are isn't set in stone. We are shaped by our experiences. The self is always changing

3) Many memories don't fit into one emotional box. Some memories are both joyous and sorrowful. And that's okay. The world isn't black and white, and neither are our emotions. Sometimes its the gray emotions that are a part of our core being.

All this from a kids movie? Yes. And there was a lot more (I want to see it again) but those are the three main things I took away from it on this viewing. I was amazed at how smart a film this was. Oh, and warning: if you go, be sure to take some tissues because I bawled like a baby.


  1. I'm looking to buy this one when it comes out. I'm stocking up on the good stuff. Because . . . I saw the baby a while back, and got a picture of me with her, one of two known to exist. I'm happy. Five hours up and five back, so it made for a long day, but it was worth it.

    1. Awwwww <3 Definitely worth it. These are the things that matter.

  2. I really do miss being up with her at three in the morning watching cartoons. I was well stocked, and and want to make sure I remain up to date. I can't pass one up when I find one in the bargain bin (yes, i like them too).

  3. "Guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses."

    I haven't seen the movie, but judging from the short, pudgy, down cast, little blue girl wearing glasses--the hollywood social conditioning of todays youth is alive and well.

    Sadness and pain are important because they tell your mind and your body when something is wrong, but sadness and pain are not important just for their own sake.