Inside Out

Inside Out

Inside Out

Inside Out
Rating: PG
Run Time: 94 Minutes
Released: 2015
Director: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Cultural Rating: pawpawpawpaw

This film does an excellent job of addressing how major life events and adolescence influence the complexity of the emotional self. Further, it challenges stereotypes regarding gender.

Summary:

After Riley and her family move from the Midwest to San Francisco, they navigate the emotional difficulties of leaving their old lives behind. Personifications of Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness are used to show how the move is affecting the family, especially Riley.


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The Incredibles

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The Incredibles
Rating: PG
Run Time: 115 minutes
Released: 2004
Director: Brad Bird

Cultural Rating: pawpaw

Overall this film challenges traditional gender roles regarding masculinity and femininity to an extent; however, the film does little to engage in other marginalized cultural identities. 

Summary

A superhero family must work together to defeat a villain who is trying to eliminate the superhero do-gooders of the world.

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Ratatouille

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Ratatouille
Rating: G
Run Time: 111 minutes
Released: 2007
Director: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

 Cultural Rating: paw

While there are many positive messages about friendship and living your dream, the film does little to engage with any type of cultural identities.

Summary

Rats and kitchens don’t make for a good combination until a daring rat, who dreams of being a chef, makes an unlikely friendship with another aspiring chef.

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