Inside Out

Synopsis: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
Production: Disney/Pixar
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 93 wins & 112 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.2
Metacritic:
94
Rotten Tomatoes:
98%
PG
Year:
2015
95 min
$264,317,903
Website
60,550 Views


BLACK.

JOY (V.O.)

Do you ever look at someone and

wonder, “What is going on inside

their head?” Well, I know. I know

Riley’s head.

WHITE. FADE IN...

INT. HOSPITAL - DAY

A newborn baby swaddled in a blanket, held by her parents.

Push in... and ZOOM IN TO HER HEAD.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

Out of the blackness steps a glowing figure. This is JOY. The

room is black except for a bright CONSCIOUSNESS SCREEN.

JOY:

Hmm?

In front of Joy is a single large BUTTON. She pushes it.

INT. HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS

The baby gurgles and wiggles happily.

JOY (V.O.)

And there she was...

INT. HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS

ON THE CONSCIOUSNESS SCREEN:

MOM:

Hello, Riley.

DAD:

Oh look at you. Aren’t you a little

bundle of joy?

A GOLDEN GLOWING SPHERE rolls from behind the screen. It’s a

MEMORY of what we just saw: Mom and Dad cooing at Riley.

JOY:

Whoa.

INSIDE OUT 2.

Joy rolls the memory on its track, illuminating the room. She

turns back to the button and pushes it again.

INT. HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS

Baby Riley gurgles happily.

JOY (V.O.)

It was amazing. Just Riley and me,

forever...

INT. HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS

Baby Riley CRIES.

JOY (V.O.)

...for 33 seconds.

Joy looks to her side. There’s a new, droopy, blue character

touching the button.

SADNESS:

I’m Sadness.

JOY:

Oh, hello. I’m Joy.

Joy tries to muscle past Sadness to press the button.

JOY (CONT’D)

Can I just... if you could... I

just want to fix that. Thanks.

The two struggle.

JOY (V.O.)

And that was just the beginning.

Headquarters only got more crowded

from there.

INT. MINNESOTA HOUSE - DAY

Riley, now age 3, barrels through the house pulling a wagon.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

ON THE SCREEN:
Riley’s POV as she runs through the house.

Fear “supervises” Joy, who drives.

INSIDE OUT 3.

FEAR:

Very nice. Okay, looks like you got

this. Very good, sharp turn...

Riley approaches a POWER CORD on the ground.

FEAR (CONT’D)

Ahh! Look out!!! No!

Fear leaps to the console.

JOY (V.O.)

That’s Fear. He’s really good at

keeping Riley safe.

INT. MINNESOTA HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

Riley stops. She cautiously steps over the power cord.

FEAR (O.S.)

Easy... we’re good! We’re good.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

A fear memory (purple) rolls in.

JOY/SADNESS

Whew!/Nice job.

FEAR:

Thank you! Thank you very much.

Joy jumps back into driving position.

JOY:

And we’re back!

INT. MINNESOTA HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

Riley continues her sprint through the house.

Suddenly she’s picked up.

INT. KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS

PLOP into highchair. Bib. Tray. Bowl.

DAD:

Here we go. Alright, open.

INSIDE OUT 4.

Dad lifts a spoonful of food to Riley’s mouth.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

JOY:

Hmm. This looks new.

FEAR/SADNESS

Do you think it’s safe?/What is it?

ON THE SCREEN:
a spoonful of broccoli.

DISGUST enters.

DISGUST:

Okay, caution! There is a dangerous

smell, people. Hold on, what is

that?

JOY (V.O.)

This is Disgust. She basically

keeps Riley from being poisoned,

physically and socially.

DISGUST:

That is not brightly colored or

shaped like a dinosaur... Hold on

guys... It’s broccoli!

Disgust GAGS and pulls a lever.

INT. KITCHEN

YOUNG RILEY:

Yucky!

Riley swats the broccoli. It flies into Dad’s face.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

A disgust memory (green) rolls in.

DISGUST:

Well, I just saved our lives. Yeah.

You're welcome.

INSIDE OUT 5.

INT. KITCHEN

DAD:

Riley, if you don’t eat your dinner,

you’re not going to get any dessert.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

ANGER looks up from reading his newspaper.

ANGER:

Wait. Did he just say we couldn’t

have dessert?

JOY (V.O.)

That’s Anger. He cares very deeply

about things being fair.

ANGER:

So that’s how you want to play it,

old man? No dessert? Oh, sure,

we’ll eat our dinner, right after

YOU eat this! GrrrraaaAAHH!!!!

Anger takes the controls as FLAMES blast out of his head. An

anger memory (red) rolls in.

INT. KITCHEN

Riley throws a fit. Dad distracts her.

DAD:

(’flying’ the spoon)

Hey, Riley, Riley, here comes an

airplane!

INT. HEADQUARTERS

Anger stops screaming.

ANGER:

Oh, airplane. We got an airplane,

everybody.

DISGUST/FEAR/SADNESS/JOY

Ohh!/Ahh!

INT. KITCHEN

Dad “lands” the food into Riley’s smiling mouth.

INSIDE OUT 6.

INT. HEADQUARTERS

A happy memory (golden) rolls in.

The others leave Joy alone at the console with Sadness.

JOY (V.O.)

And you’ve met Sadness. She...

well, she...

FLASH CUTS of Riley crying: broken toy, spilled ice cream,

tantrum in the supermarket, wanting out of her car seat.

JOY (V.O.)

I’m not actually sure what she

does. And I’ve checked, there’s no

place for her to go, so she’s good,

we’re good. It’s all great!

Sadness exits. Joy turns to the wall of golden memories.

JOY (V.O.)

Anyway! These are Riley’s memories--

and they’re mostly happy, you’ll

notice, not to brag.

She inspects one of the golden memories: Riley and her friend

MEG (both age 3) going down a slide. She REWINDS it,

relishing the happy moment.

JOY (V.O.)

But the REALLY important ones are

over here. I don’t want to get too

technical, but these are called

CORE MEMORIES.

Joy pops up the CORE MEMORY HOLDER. Inside are five intensely

bright golden memories.

JOY (V.O.)

Each one came from a super-

important time in Riley’s life.

Like when she first scored a goal?

That was so amazing!

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Pete Docter

Peter Hans "Pete" Docter (born October 9, 1968) is an American film director, animator, screenwriter, producer and voice actor from Bloomington, Minnesota. more…

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    Nice film
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