Word Bank

Record words that the reviewers used to describe what they liked about the elements of the film Inside Out. 

Make comments in the box below about whether you think the author of the review thought that the movie Inside Out did a good job of that element.

Review One: review 1

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 Riley's experiences for context (for instance, Riley doesn't necessarily intend to be sarcastic to her parents ... that's just what happens when Anger and Disgust are left in charge and can't quite figure out how Joy manages to make Riley's words come out nicely). And parents will be reminded that asking kids to put on a happy face when they don't really feel it, can lead to unintended pressure and worry.

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All of that isn't meant to suggest that Inside Out is overly serious or a downer. Absolutely not. It's filled with moments of hilarity and unbridled imagination (you'll have a new appreciation for how "earworms" get stuck in your head...), as well as warm nostalgia for childhood innocence and

inventiveness.

INSIDE OUT is creative, clever, heartfelt, and beautifully animated. It's destined to join the ranks of Pixar's best movies -- the ones that have dazzled us with something we've truly never seen before: Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up. Not only is Inside Out an engaging, endlessly inventive adventure with strong themes of friendship and acceptance, but it has real potential to help kids and parents navigate the powerful emotions that come with growing up.

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Review Two: review 3

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Venturing into the mind of an 11-year-old girl is a risky move by Pixar; it's also a brilliant one. Original and smart as well as funny and moving, the kind of material we expect from the animation studio that gave us Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Up.

The camera shots a nice and clear as well as it’s perfect camera shots so the shots are good.

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There are delightful moments as characters are rendered down to 2D images in Riley's Abstract Thought Department, travel the kooky "Imagination Land", and infiltrate Dream Productions, a studio that produces Riley's dreams each night.

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What the film is about, the story, characters, and plot

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dialogue,

sound effects,

and music

Sets, locations, actors, props, costumes, light

How the film is cut, length of shots helps to tell the story