Riley has lived a settled life in Wisconsin but her parents decide to sell the house and move to San Francisco. Riley is 11 years old and she has the same emotions that we all have. There are five animated characters that represent her emotions. Joy, sadness, fear, disgust, anger. Her emotions live in headquarters and this is the control center of her mind. They help to advise her through everyday life. Riley has a lot of new emotions in San Francisco. A lot of them are based on sadness for what she’s left behind. Her memories are shown as softball-sized spheres with color codes. The memories are stored as short-term, long-term or tossed away.
I liked the premise and the story for this film but maybe I could have related more if a little bit of the adult brains had been shown too? This is very colorful and I'm sure the target audience would really enjoy this. 3* (This movie is OK)
95 min, Animation directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen with the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle McLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Bobby Moynihan.
Note: Imdb 8.3 out of 10, 98% critic 89% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 4*, Amazon 4.7* out of 5* with 8460 reviews.
Special Note: Originally 27 different emotions were considered. Some of the memory balls have pictures of other Pixar movies. The sport game being shown was changed to either hockey or football (soccer) depending on the country of the release.