I admit that after seeing the trailer I was dubious of the idea of personified emotions seemingly controlling people, but just a few minutes in I was happily surprised by how much I liked the movie.
The story is surprisingly deep as it shows how memories can affect us, but especially as it shows the roles our emotions play, particularly the power and importance of Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The truth of the idea that you're lucky if you hurt because it proves you've still got a heart: you can still feel, is eloquently shown as Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) goes through a tough change in her life and seemingly becomes dulled to all emotion.
Content: Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. It's a very emotionally charged story (no pun intended), though some of its depth would probably go over younger kids' heads. The movie is very emotionally intense, earning its PG rating. But it's through this intensity that its story is told.
Presently rated 8.8/10 on IMDb and 98% by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Written and directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen, Disney-Pixar's Inside Out is clever, funny, and surprisingly touching.