Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Inside Out (2015)

Director(s): Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen. Cast (voices): Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Oz. 94 min. Rated PG. Animation.

Pixar is known for writing animation with both kids and grownups in mind. But this time, the pendulum has swung waaaaaay towards adults. The story, where different moods in a young girl's mind play the protagonists, has so many deep concepts about the human psyche, memory and the reasons behind social interactions, it almost works as a schematic animation of a university course on psychiatry. It's so original, I could not recall a similar film to compare. Obviously, Pixar has no competition out there, so it keeps competing with itself - and creates hope that Hollywood still has new ideas.

PS: The same can be said about the opening short animation before the movie, Lava. A love story between two volcanoes? That actually works? What kind of genius comes up with this stuff?

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