I wouldn’t call myself a big fan of Pixar or Disney, but anyone who knows me can tell you that The Little Mermaid still gives me chills and brings me to tears (and makes me freak the hell out like I’m seeing it for the first time every time!!), and so far, EVERY SINGLE Pixar/Disney movie mashup that I have ever seen has brought me to hot, hot tears. Inside/Out is no exception.
I cried in Toy Story. I cried like a baby in Big Hero 6, and now it’s one of my favorite movies. And while on the topic of animated movies I cry in, Illumination pictures by our friends at Universal Studios, they also make me cry. I cry in Despicable Me every time I watch it. I cry in the sequel. I teared up in Minions! and it wasn’t even that great. It’s good and horribly cute, but not like, Despicable Me good, you know.
Anyway, now, I can add Inside/Out to the list of movies that make me cry like a 12 year old, and I’m sure when I finally watch Monsters, Inc, hopefully soon – Disney gave me the movie for free for some reason – I’m sure I’ll cry watching that, too.
So, Inside/Out is about emotions. The team consulted actual psychologists, and I have to say, they did a GREAT job with the emotions. Like, they captured them perfectly. I loved it. It’s not part of my movie collection. Haha. ^_^
Now, I cried several times. Part of this is because I be a crybaby. Part of this is because it’s touching. And another part is because it’s just such a good movie and great talent brings me to tears. They captured so perfectly what depression is like, how it’s not sadness, like a lot of people think. I sat there at the end of the movie, watching the credits, thinking about how fear likes to pop up his noodle head and freak me out while I’m writing. And I’m like, “You know what. Fear serves a purpose. He’s irrational sometimes, but he cares.”
And I don’t know. I left the movie feeling like I understand myself better. It’s like, when we allow ourselves to feel the full range of emotions, instead of trying to stuff them away and be bold and fearless and happy and joyful all the time, we’re actually more balanced people. And more relatable. And people can’t help you when you’re sad if you go around not acting sad!
This was emotional for me. Lol! I will admit, part of why I cried in Big Hero 6 the second time I watched it is because it’s just such a damn good movie. I cried all through the credits and was a basket case because the writing in that movie is just so good. See what I mean? Total crybaby. It’s cathartic. 😉
Now, I can’t say DreamWorks makes me cry. I love Shrek, but I don’t cry. And I still haven’t seen Kung Fu Panda, but I plan on watching that soon since Amazon gave me that for free for no reason. Hey, I’m not turning down a free movie! I’m sure I won’t cry though.
I feel like Disney and Pixar just want to tug at my heart. They want me to be emotionally attached. I think DreamWorks just wants to have fun, but I’m not an expert on animation studios. Totally nothing wrong with fun though. 🙂 Most of the digital content I consume is just plain fun. Crazy people need comedy. 🙂
What promoted me to want to see Inside/Out so bad was a YouTube video that analyzed the movie and painted Joy as the villain in the story. They had some pretty convincing arguments, and after watching the movie, I 100% agree. Joy is an egomaniac. You can’t be happy at ALL costs, as she found out. It completely wrecks your life. Sadness lets you deal with your emotional pain. And when you deal with it, you can move on. Obviously, I over-identify with sadness, but I thought she was perfect. 🙂
It’s really a very beautiful movie. ^_^
Fun for everyone. 😀