Inside Out

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Splendid animated comedy, founded on strong values, in which an 11-year-old girl's (voice of Kaitlyn Dias) personified emotions - principally Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) - struggle to help her cope with the crisis brought on by her family's move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Aided by top-notch supporting performances from, among others, comedian Lewis Black as the lass' Anger and Richard Kind as her big-hearted imaginary friend, co-directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen prove equally deft at tickling and touching the wide-ranging audience for which their Pixar production is suitable.

Watch out for: A few potentially upsetting incidents, a single mature reference.

Rated: A-II, adults and adolescents; MPAA: PG, parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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