“After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.”
Really and truly, this is an adult movie, in a kiddie package. It presents a view and an idea, or a few at least, that are very complicated and complex. It creates this very vast world and the world building of her mind was created as a visual way to present these ideas. It really is a very adult movie in terms of these concepts, but it tries its best to present them in ways that can appeal to adults and children. It might put off some people by the idea that we are being controlled by these emotions that we maybe can’t really control, but it’s also very difficult to balance those ideas. Deep down this movie is really about growing up, and the things we go through and have to go through that make us who we are, and the ever changing reality of that. The voice cast here is also really good, and they do a very good job at embodying their respective emotions and bringing some depth to them. There are jokes here for everyone also, and a story that is deep enough for adults but presented in a way that younger viewers can also appreciate most of what is happening.
Review Score : 8.5 out of 10