Props to film student Jordan Hanzon for this weird edit of Pixar movie Inside Out. The original version of the film focuses on five emotions that guide all its characters through their lives: Fear, Disgust, Anger, Sadness and – most important of all – Joy. The first four keep the film’s protagonist Riley safe, while Joy enables her to feel happiness.
The film’s events unfold when Joy (Amy Poehler), in denial about how shit Riley’s life has become after moving to San Francisco, prevents her colleague Sadness from doing her job, instead pretending everything is fine and leading Riley to run away after a meltdown with her parents.
In this skinny 15-minute cut of the film, though, the internal emotion scenes are obliterated – all we see are the film’s basic events in order: Riley growing up, moving to San Fran, being homesick, humming the Triple Dent gum jingle and stealing money from her mum, before getting a bus to run away and turning back to have a long, sad hug with her parents. Plus a bit of ice hockey.
It’s not much fun, really.