Pixar really swings for the brass ring of seemingly unmarketable concepts with its latest, which throws a couple hundred million dollars at a movie about the life of the mind, but Inside Out
's audacity is entirely matched by its artistry. The film personifies the voices in our heads, giving them shape and common cause: in this instance, the care and maintenance of an 11-year-old Minnesota-bred girl named Riley (voiced by Dias). Inside Riley’s mind is a hive of activity, wherein five emotions – Joy (Poehler), Anger (Black), Fear (Hader), Disgust (Kaling), and Sadness (Smith) – take turns at the console that controls Riley’s brainwaves. Like the very best Pixar movies, Inside Out
’s dazzlingly inventive universe can speak to multiple generations, in multiple guises, from zippy entertainment to meaningful drama. Be it this century or next, I suspect Inside Out
will still be something worth talking about. These feels are built to last. Read a full review of Inside Out.