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Getting Emotional at the Inside Out NYC Mamarazzi Screening Event

Who would be the target population for an animated movie about emotions? I am by no means a marketing expert, however my best guess would be... people. Now, don't misunderstand me, there are emotionally sensitive pets and other animals that just may get it. Yet, I'm going to go out on a limb and envision that the great minds of Disney Pixar had us everyday people in mind as we experience a journey into the mind of Riley. 

Thank you to The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein for the invitation to attend an exclusive Mamarazzi #InsideOutMOMS screening of Inside Out with Bill Hader for the purpose of facilitating this post. 

For my four year-old son and myself, it was a delightful Inside Out journey, full of laughter and sentimental moments that give a quite entertaining, yet accurate look into the mind and emotions of an average tween. Understanding life and our identity as an individual is not a simple task, and there is no exception for Riley. Going through the feelings of adjustment as her family relocates from Minnesota to city life in San Francisco brings about a flurry of emotions. The fun begins as Riley, being led by her animated emotions– Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) seeks to adapt to her new life. 

The characterized emotions of Inside Out all live in "Head"quarters, the main control center inside of Riley’s mind, where they help her to relate to her everyday life. As a Psychology major and parent of a teen, a tween and a tot, Inside Out already holds an endearing place in my heart. Let's get emotional for a moment.

Watch Out for Anger 

 "Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections."

Be Prepared for Disgust 

 "Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with – whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards."

Behold the Face of Fear 

"Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal."

Embrace the Role of Sadness

"None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry."

Experience the Glow of Joy

"Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy."

Delivering a message that speaks to us as emotioned people, Disney Pixar captured the essence of our feelings Inside Out, in a light-hearted manner relevant to both kids and adults. For the kids struggling to express the ever-changing complexity of the inner workings of those little voices inside of their heads and the adults that may have lost contact with their feelings, this movie is for you. Get control of your emotions and gather your family and friends for a coming of age story that takes your train of thought on an emotional roller coaster ride. 

Find out more about the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out here!

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