Inside Out – William, Grade 7

Inside Out – William, Grade 7

This film review is written by one of my grade 7 students. It has a unique title, which attracts readers’ attention even before they get to the hook. The writer summarizes the film but makes sure he doesn’t give away the ending. He then provides some comments on the cast before bringing the review to an end by giving it a five-star rating.

Watching “Inside Out” Will Flip Your Emotions Inside Out!

              Have you ever wondered what little things inside your head control your emotions? Well, this particular movie called “Inside Out” will have your question answered immediately. I found the movie very touching since it shows what might happen when all your happiness is gone. In Inside Out, Riley loses her happiness when Joy is separated from headquarters.

The movie takes place inside Riley’s head. Riley is a girl who is honest and goofy. She loves playing hockey and spending time with her friends and her family. These characteristics create something called “core memories,” which are islands that shape Riley’s personality. The main characters, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust, also known as the emotions, help Riley feel the correct way in each situation at headquarters. One day, Joy and Sadness get separated from headquarters and for that period of time, Riley can only feel disgust, anger, and fear.

Most of the actors and actresses of this movie do a marvellous job. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, and Bill Harder show their own emotions very clearly whether it is confusion or sadness. Especially Lewis Black does a wonderful job when Anger has a fire erupt through his head. The actor who does not do a very good job is John Ratzenberger, who plays Fritz in the movie. He does not show much emotion; he usually just goes “yes sir/yes ma’am,” “Good day to you,” and “Go,” which is quite boring.

What I like about the movie is that it is quite funny. When Riley’s mom asks her what one of her good memories is, Anger suggests that she say “spitting out the window,” which just makes me crack up. Also, when headquarters gets upgraded, Anger says “I have access to the library of cuss words!” which is plain ridiculous, but I love it.

The movie has an important message: if people are not happy, then they cannot have a normal life. However, there are many more lessons viewers can learn from the movie – always stay as positive as possible at all times is just another lesson.

The viewers who would enjoy watching this movie are the ones who look for good movies on family nights. I would recommend it to those who are not very sensitive because it is quite sad. I would not recommend this movie to those who fall asleep easily, because they may feel drowsy at times, watching this one, which is a pity. The MPAA rating is PG, which stands for Parental Guidance. My final word on this film is that it is extremely and unquestionably superb.

The rating I give this movie is a five-star rating.