For example, studies find that when we are angry we are acutely attuned to what is unfair, which helps animate actions that remedy injustice. Scientific studies find that our current emotions shape what we remember of the past. This is a vital function of Sadness in the film: It guides Riley to recognize the changes she is going through and what she has lost, which sets the stage for her to develop new facets of her identity. Second, emotions organize — rather than disrupt — our social lives. Studies have found, for example, that emotions structure not just color such disparate social interactions as attachment between parents and children, sibling conflicts, flirtations between young courters and negotiations between rivals.
Other studies find that it is anger more so than a sense of political identity that moves social collectives to protest and remedy injustice. This insight, too, is dramatized in the movie. You might be inclined to think of sadness as a state defined by inaction and passivity — the absence of any purposeful action. We see this first in an angry outburst at the dinner table that causes Riley to storm upstairs to lie alone in a dark room, leaving her dad to wonder what to do.
Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger, and the especially wayward Sadness have human form, although their shapes, colors, genders, and protean capacities vary. Sadness Phyllis Smith is a blue, bespectacled lump.
Disgust Mindy Kaling is pickle-puss green. Memory balls loom large in Inside Out. Their colors, it turns out, may be altered, sometimes with devastating consequences. The problem is that as memories go, so goes the psyche, until this once-ebullient little girl is suddenly a ball of mute despondency. And it is serious. But Inside Out stops short of catastrophe — or clinical depression.
The road is anything but straight.
The obstacles are riotous. The Long Term Memory facility was apparently inspired by a Jelly Belly candy factory and an egg-processing plant, and what its unromantic custodians choose to purge and what to keep shall not be revealed here. When it's Riley's first day of school, Joy and Sadness are ejected out of the Headquarters through a series of mishaps.
Now it's up to Anger, Disgust, and Fear to make Riley happy until they return, but things quickly go downhill. A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota and, in her mind, at different points in her life, five living emotions are created: Joy , Sadness , Fear , Disgust , and Anger. Each emotion has a defined purpose in Riley's life: Joy attempts to keep her happy, Anger keeps her life fair, Disgust keeps her from being poisoned both physically and socially and Fear keeps her safe.
Sadness, however, doesn't think she has a purpose in her mind or that of the other emotions and is ignored as a result. Riley's memories are housed in glass spheres known as Memory Orbs. The most relevant memories, known as core memories , power up five "islands" in Riley's subconscious, each reflecting a different aspect of her personality: Family Island, Friendship Island, Goofball Island, Hockey Island, and Honesty Island. When Riley is eleven, her family moves to San Francisco after her father starts a new business. However, the new house is horrible, the only pizza they serve is California pizza which is pizza topped with broccoli , and the moving van won't arrive for weeks.
The emotions try everything in their power to make the moving process a pleasant experience, only to turn on Sadness when she turns a happy memory orb into a sad one by touching it and accidentally causes a core memory to fall out. Aware that memories cannot be changed back once turned sad, Joy decides to keep Sadness occupied by having her read a stack of mind manuals the entire day.
On Riley's first day of school, Joy orders Sadness to stay in a chalk circle and let the other emotions do their job. But Sadness touches a memory that makes Riley cry in front of her new class which creates a new, sad core memory.
Joy desperately tries to dispose of it by using a vacuum tube that leads to the mind world, but a struggle with Sadness leads to the core memories being knocked out from the container. Before Joy can put them back, she and Sadness are carried off with the core memories, leaving Disgust, Fear, and Anger to deal with Riley. Joy and Sadness venture the various islands and a labyrinth-like place called Long Term Memory , where Riley's past memories are stored. They are soon assisted by Riley's childhood imaginary friend Bing Bong , a scrappily-dressed pink cotton candy-elephant-cat-dolphin creature.
Bing Bong was hoping to reconnect with Riley via a Memory of his song-powered wagon "rocket".
Although initially, Bing Bong is happy and cheerful, the pair discovers that he is secretly miserable, having been out of a job since Riley was four. He desperately wants to feel loved again, reasoning that, if he has no purpose, he will cease to exist. Although Joy attempts to keep this revelation positive, Sadness comforts a crying Bing Bong which leaves Joy more confused than ever as to how being sad could help Bing Bong.
Bing Bong discovers that his rocket had already been dumped into "the Memory Dump", a seemingly never-ending pit of darkness beneath headquarters where obsolete memories go to be erased from existence for good. Meanwhile, in Riley's mind, Anger, Disgust, and Fear are doing their best to guide Riley through her new surroundings.
Start by marking “Inside Out Girl” as Want to Read: Len Bean is stuck on the shoulder with Olivia, his relentlessly curious, learning disabled ten-year-old daughter. Anais Nin quote from Oprah's website inspired Tish Cohen to write her first adult novel. Inside Out is a American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley ( Kaitlyn Dias), where five personified emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness ( Phyllis Smith).
Anger accidentally instigates a confrontation with Riley's friend Meg when video chatting her, which causes the island which controls this part of her personality, "Friendship Island" to collapse into the Dump. The emotions realize that tampering with Riley's personality will cause it to further be erased, with potentially disastrous results. Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong hatch a plan to ride the Train of Thought back to Headquarters, and begin their trek through various parts of Riley's mind in order to reach the loading dock areas such as Imagination Land , Dream Productions , and so on.
A deceision Len must face, Janie's obsession with a neighbor, and a secret Rachel harbours. It's a story about a family, or two families that become one family, and how parenting—and life—can't be perfect. This almost needs a sequel to tie The book has a promising start. Rivera credited the casting of Amy Poehler, in addition to the idea of moving, with helping the film find the right tone. Who says it has to be less than the original?
Meanwhile, with Disgust, Anger, and Fear in control, Riley's life begins to crumble. She alienates her former friends from Minnesota, fails to connect with her parents, and struggles in the new school. As Joy and company close in on their destination, Anger, Disgust, and Fear finally reason that, if Riley was only happy in Minnesota, there is no choice but to tell her to return there and prepare to run away from her own family. At night, Joy and her fellow emotions finally reach the loading dock, although it is now so late that the Train of Thought will not arrive until morning.
They give Riley a nightmare by awakening a monstrous clown named Jangles , from her Subconscious and Fear, being on dream duty that night awakens her, jump-starting her Train of Thought. Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong are nearly at Headquarters when the other bunch of emotions put their plan into action, instructing Riley to steal from her mother's bag and pack it to run away to Minnesota. Joy finds a way back to Headquarters through a broken recall tube, but after Sadness almost turns the core memories sad, Joy decides to leave her and Bing Bong behind.
She starts up the tube, but as Riley gets on the bus, Family Island begins to crumble, destroying the tube and causing Joy to fall into the Memory dump. Bing Bong tries to get her, but the ground he was standing on crumbles, while Sadness barely escapes the same fate.
It seems that all hope is lost, as in a matter of minutes Joy and Bing Bong will be forgotten and cease to exist. Joy, in despair, starts to gather the core memories and reminisce about happier times, stating "I just wanted Riley to be happy.