INSIDE OUT 2 – “An intellectually creative sequel firing on all synapses”

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DIRECTOR

Directed by: Kelsey Mann (Feature directorial debut)

MAIN CAST

• Amy Poehler as Joy
Phyllis Smith as Sadness
Lewis Black as Anger
• Tony Hale as Fear
Liza Lapira as Disgust
Maya Hawke as Anxiety
Ayo Edebiri as Envy
Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui
Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment
Kensington Tallman as Riley Andersen
Diane Lane as Mrs. Andersen
Kyle MacLachlan as Mr. Andersen

SYNOPSIS

Is the sequel to Inside Out (2015)

Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust have been running a successful operation by all accounts. However, when Anxiety shows up, they aren't sure how to feel.

REVIEW SUMMARY

An intellectually creative sequel firing on all synapses, Inside Out 2 marks an excellent addition to the already excellent Pixar catalogue. And as with the first instalment, the story here is rich with imagination. I mean, there’s a literal “brain-storm” and a “sar-chasm” introduced, not to mention a slew of new emotions. And with Riley having turned 13 (and starting puberty), it all adds up to be a fresh and ultra-relatable new spin on the clever concept presented in the first movie. Speaking of those emotions, the new crop featuring “Anxiety,” “Embarrassment,” “Envy,” and the bunch, are more than welcome additions. Again, there’s a real relatability to all of them, with lots of nuance and poignancy in their depictions – not to mention laughs. Yep, the movie is quite funny, containing all the requisite comical sweetness and fun you’d expect. There are tender moments too, of course. And as with plenty of other Pixar flicks, the emotional resonance will likely sneak up on you when you least expect it. What you should expect, however, is another superb outing from the film’s voice cast, retuning and new alike. From Amy Poehler to Maya Hawke to Tony Hale, it’s all A-grade stuff from the assembled A-listers. The animation is once more a highlight also, with the gorgeous use of colors and impressive detail making it another top-notch looking picture. But, perhaps best of all, the movie is teeming with wonderful themes and positive messages. While there’s lots of teen angst chewed on, it’s ultimately about the value of friendship, the importance of self-worth, and all the uncertainty that comes with growing up – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’ll speak to anybody who is a teenager, has been a teenager, or will grow up to be one. In short, it’s a movie for anyone of any age - like you!

BOX OFFICE TOP 5

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$30.3 million

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