No, I don’t mean “outtakes.” Those are scenes that never made into the movie.
I’m going to serve up some tasty spiritual takeouts from the movie: scenes and themes to take with you into your day.
But first, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, do it!
It’s a computer animated kids’ movie. But don’t let that stop you. Inside Out serves up plenty of thought-provoking and heart-tugging material for adults, too. And it looks set to go down as one of the best and most original movies from one of the best and most original animation studios in the movie business. If you haven’t yet seen a Pixar movie, this would be good place to start.
What’s Inside Out all about?
The plot involves 11 year old Riley, who is going through a major life transition. She must leave behind her happy childhood home in Minnesota when her father takes a new job in San Francisco.
But the real action takes place inside Riley’s head. And the main cast of characters are her five basic emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. These five are personified and brought to life inside the spacious world of Riley’s mind, where they vie with one another to run the control panel inside her mental “headquarters.” As Riley’s outer life unfolds, we watch the story of her emotions driving all the action behind the scenes.
To get the full effect, you’ll just have to watch the movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, this trailer gives you a taste:
Now here are five spiritual takeouts based on key themes in the movie.
Warning: plot spoilers below!