My wife and I had a rare day to ourselves on Monday, so we decided to have a “date day.” We went clothes shopping 1, had a nice lunch, and then took in an afternoon showing of Pixar’s Inside Out.
When it was over I turned to my wife and said, “When it’s out, we are buying this movie.” She readily agreed.
All Pixar films have an amazing amount of depth which adults can appreciate, but Inside Out seemed to take this to new heights. As a parent, watching Riley struggle with feelings of loss and sorrow and uncertainty pulled at my heart 2. Without giving away too much of the plot, the discovery of sadnesses’ roll in the human-psyche was a wonderful adventure. An adventure which was, at one point, brilliantly deconstructed.
If you have not seen it, do yourself a favor and catch it now before it leaves the theatre, Inside Out is a brilliant piece of art.
- In the fine print of the marriage contract is the clause which states during any full-day date the wife must be allowed between two and three uninterrupted hours of clothes shopping. I don’t make the rules, I just follow them. ↩
- Actually, as someone who lives with these on a constant basis, the story would have pulled at my heart even if I didn’t have kids. ↩