Even before the movie came out here in the Philippines, there had already been hundreds of posts about it, particularly on tumblr, since it was released in the US. One particular screenshot of a tumblr thread stood out for me. As an occupational therapist, it's always a challenge to help clients with special psychological needs (like those with ASD or AS) understand abstract concepts. One of the hardest would teaching them about different emotions. Inside Out is such a gem in the sense that it depicts EMOTIONS, which is such an abstract concept for many of these kids, in a more concrete and tangible way. I can't wait to try and use this movie to help my future patients!
Okay, this may not be directly related to the movie itself but the short film right before the played Inside Out made me feel things a 5-minute cartoon should not be making a twenty year old feel. Not to feel all sappy or anything but I can definitely feel for those two volcanoes. They've been waiting their whole lives to love and be loved only to miss their chances by a hairsbreadth. IRL, that's just as true. We spend our days waiting for the right one to come along when in fact they've been waiting patiently right under the surface. LAVA taught me that love will come at its own pace and at its own time. We just have to believe and have faith that that time will come... and it would come in the most explosive way possible.
Wherever you are, I know I'll LAVA you and I'll be waiting for you to LAVA me, too. :">
These two characters, as Pixar teaches viewers of all ages, come hand-in-hand. You can't appreciate the joys of life without all the sad parts. People often fail to see life from that perspective and Inside Out serves as such an important reminder for all of us to take the good with the bad and make the best out of every moment.
On a side note, I found that I absolutely adoooore Sadness. Her self-deprecative quips had me laughing inappropriately. I know I should feel sad for her but it's a glaring depiction of myself at times that I just found it so relevant. :)
Oh my God, I DID NOT expect to find myself crying at a children's movie. I don't think I can elaborate on why Bing Bong is the number one reason why Inside Out unexpectedly became a right-in-the-feels kind of movie without giving anything away. But I think one of the takeaways we can all learn from Bing Bong is to never let the complexities of the world jade us, lest we forget the magic that we believed in as kids.