We've known about it for a few weeks in this house, thanks to YouTube and lots of advertising clips. Even before its release, this film seemed to capture Sophie's imagination like no other, and she's been desperate to go and see it. This is the girl who has only ever sat through one whole film before in her life - she's not easily amused and it takes a lot to hold her attention.
So we were delighted to be offered the chance to go and watch Inside Out today in Leicester Square as guests of SUBWAY, who are currently giving away Inside Out Messenger bags with every kids meal (while stocks last).
Sophie and I had made a special trip to the Disney Store earlier in the week to see what other Inside Out products they might have.
Sophie decided to buy a talking Disgust (RRP £15.95). This doll speaks a random phrase every time you press her hand; there are 13 phrases so you don't get bored of them! Trouble is, Sophie would now like to collect every single one of them... there are plenty of other fab products too, from socks to highlighters and notebooks, and none of them should break the bank luckily. Here's Sophie doing her 'Joy' face in front of the display in store:
That same day we happened to find a book with the Inside Out story for sale, and I can't tell you how happy it made me to see Sophie trying to read this as we walked around. This is a girl who rarely reads, and gets bored with books very easily. As I realised she didn't want to be interrupted, I found her a chair in relative peace (in the middle of the shopping centre!) where she could read it all cover to cover. Happy days!
The film itself is just as amazing as we hoped it would be. It's the story of a young girl called Riley whose has to move to a different city with her parents, and we get to see inside her brain and how the 5 emotions (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear) cope with this. It's very funny, and heartwarming at the same time. We recommend you go watch as soon as you can!
Disclosure: we were sent the Joy soft toy to review, and given tickets to see the film. All opinions on product and film are honest and our own.