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Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out. Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair, and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
“The most radical thing, perhaps, about this ambitious family film is the profound case it makes — to kids, but more plainly to their parents — that feeling melancholy is not just healthy, but entirely necessary. Sadness, in other words, is as important as happiness. That’s convenient, of course, for Pixar to say, as Inside Out will reduce more than a few viewers to hot messes. Come for the high concept, stay for the lump in the throat.” –A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club
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Director Pete Docter
Producer Jonas Rivera
Writer Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
Editor Kevin Nolting
Cinematographer Patrick Lin
Music Michael Giacchino
Cast Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan
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