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Brief notice of the Pixar movie Inside Out

December 20th, 2015 by Bruce Charlton

I have recently seen the Pixar/ Disney animated movie Inside Out – I would like to bring it to the attention of readers.

It is an outstanding and beautiful piece of work – and perhaps of special interest to Mormons, who are the modern standard bearers for the family – because this movie is a celebration of the family: indeed I have never seen a secular movie of the past fifty years that is more deeply pro-family.

The movie is indeed deep – it goes as deep as secularism can go; but, of course, stops short of a Christian perspective – and as a consequence it, overall, is a bittersweet tragedy of yearning – rather than the tragi-comedy it would be if it pointed towards Heaven.

I am not going to provide any plot-summary or spoilers – but just to say that some of the depictions of the very best moments of having a child are simply wonderful – and perhaps especially for those of us who have had a young daughter blessed with health, energy and high spirits.

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December 20th, 2015 02:21:57
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Vader
December 20, 2015

“a young daughter blessed with health, energy and high spirits.”

You, too?

[In real live also. Alas, she came down with fibromyalgia in her teens.]


James
December 21, 2015

@BC you may have more research to do about Mormons if you think there are a significant number of families that haven’t seen a Pixar film that came out last summer. 😉


Bruce Charlton
December 21, 2015

Ha! Touche.

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