Inside Out script
Inside Out (2015)
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.

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?

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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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