Inside Out

Suitable for general audiences Rated on: 13 September 2023

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What’s it about?

Eleven-year-old Riley’s world turns upside down after her dad lands a job in San Fransisco and she leaves her life behind in Minnesota. Her five core emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness— guide her as she adapts to the challenges of a new life.

The facts

  • Directed by Pete Docter (Monster's Inc., Up, Soul)
  • Stars Amy Poehler (Joy), Bill Hader (Fear), Lewis Black (Anger), Mindy Kaling (Disgust) and Phyllis Smith (Sadness)
  • English language
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Inside Out is Pixar's fifteenth feature film
  • Won Best Animated Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs

Why did it get this rating?

This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.

Inside Out is a film about learning to handle your biggest emotions as you go through life. While Riley’s emotions are well-meaning, they can sometimes cause problems for her. This film provides opportunities for parents and caregivers to discuss with their tamariki what they are watching and how it makes them feel. For more details, please refer to the "Further Information" section at the end of the content breakdown.


Joy often tries to suppress Sadness, believing only happiness is valuable, which leads to unintended consequences.


Fear exaggerates the potential dangers in Riley's new environment, causing her to become overly cautious.


Anger tends to make Riley lash out or act impulsively when he takes control.


Disgust influences Riley to dismiss things too quickly based on appearances, affecting her decisions negatively.


Sadness tends to dwell on negative memories or outcomes, which can amplify Riley's feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

Scenes that may upset young viewers

This movie has a few moments which could upset younger viewers. The characters face mild danger in one scene when the ground gives way, and in another when they encounter a slightly scary clown, however these situations are quickly resolved.

There are scenes when Riley’s happy memories turn into sad ones which may be overwhelming for young viewers.

The character Anger threatens to use several “curse words”, however we never actually hear them. Instead, he uses mild bad words such as ‘sucker’, ‘heck’ and ‘moron’.

Further information

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