Riley and her parents move from a house and yard in the Midwest to an apartment in San Francisco, and she has to deal with the changes in her life.
Which doesn’t sound very exciting, until the viewer finds out that the real characters in this movie are Riley’s emotions, acting and reacting to what happens to her and goes on around her.
This colorful and clever Pixar movie was really good; there must have been a temptation to make it cutesy, but the emotions (Fear, Joy, Anger, Disgust and Sadness) are well portrayed, and the story of them trying to fix a problem that Sadness has caused is good.
Sure, there’s Benji-peril; you know it’s going to come out all right, but there has to be some danger involved. There are jokes for the grownups in the theater, and some gross stuff for the kids. But really, this movie was smart and funny and more enjoyable than many of the animated movies I’ve seen. Rent it, you won’t be sorry you did.