I went to see the Disney/Pixar film Inside-Out with my nine year old son and his mates the other night.
I’ve made these little resources to help us explore some of the concepts in the film with our kids.
Let me know what you think.
Download: InsideOut Resources
Psychologist Nigel’s review of “Inside Out”:
Quite simply… it’s genius. This is, in my humble opinion, one of the cleverest things Disney Pixar have ever made. It’s funny, engaging, sad, joyful, intelligent, and loads of other things as well.
The psychologist in me found it utterly compelling because they’ve very cleverly taken some very complex stuff and made it accessible and engaging for a wide range of ages. The theories underpinning the movie are sound, but the genius is how they’ve taken all that somewhat dry research and turned it into such a fantastic storyIf you have kids who are having a struggle with something in their life, or have struggled with something, or may at some point in the future struggle with something, then this is a must see.
I took my 15 and 12 year old along, and they both enjoyed it. Indeed my 15 year old said that it would have been really helpful for him when he was a little guy struggling with moving town and changing schools and all that stuff.
If you can see this with your kids, you absolutely should. If you can’t afford to see it at the movies then wait till it’s released on DVD and see it then.
I’d predict this movie is going to achieve a special kind of status. It’s more than just a movie… it’s something else entirely.
This is, no contest, the best animated film I’ve ever seen. You’ll watch this with your kids, and then you’ll talk about their emotional life afterwards. Trust me, you will.
How amazing is that?