In the headquarters of 11-year old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by the lighthearted Joy. Alongside Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness, Joy aims to keep the hockey loving Midwestern girl Riley happy. However, when Riley’s parents uproot and move to San Francisco Sadness comes to the forefront. In Joy’s efforts to isolate Sadness and limit her influence, Riley’s emotions become unbalanced and threaten to isolate her from friends and family. Will Riley ever get used to her new home and become happy again?
Inside Out stars Amy Poehler as Joy and Phyllis Smith as Sadness, and has been hailed by parents and critics alike. It is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo on November 17, 2015.