Inside Out

by Toby Woollaston

A fascinating look at the inner workings of a young girl’s mind that had me spellbound from start to finish. I applaud the courageous decision by director and writer Pete Docter (director of the excellent Up) to go with a female protagonist in the form of eleven year old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). Interestingly, the almost entirely female cast has, as its only male characters, a personalisation of Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and a childhood imaginary friend called Bing Bong (Richard Kind) … would play well in a Gender Politics class, let alone a Psychology class.