Movies in McConomy
There is nothing Pixar loves more than a story about growing up. The animation studio takes us on this journey in Inside Out once again, but with an added twist. We follow a girl named Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) through a troubling time in her childhood, as she learns how to carefully traverse the ever-changing environment of her life. In the film, Riley’s emotions are adorably personified, and each emotion lives in her mind’s headquarters and maintains her memories and personality traits. Young Riley’s life is narrated by Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler,) when suddenly she’s picked up and moved from the Minnesota to San Francisco. The adventure begins when Riley is forced to start a new life in this unfamiliar town. We begin to see how Riley handles Fear, Anger, Disgust, and, most notably, Sadness (voiced by Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, respectively) as she slowly starts to understand the complexity of her emotions while adapting to new friends, a new town, and a new school. Watch the rest of the movie and see how Riley pushes forward in an attempt to make new memories and find normalcy in her changing life, comforted by the assistance of her many emotions.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl:
Based on the novel written by Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl takes you on a dramatic roller coaster of emotions with a little comedy along the way (but heavy emphasis on the drama). It takes place at a Pittsburgh high school, where Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is forced by his parents (Connie Britton and Nick Offerman) to befriend Rachel (Olivia Cooke) after she is diagnosed with cancer. Greg, Rachel, and Greg’s long-time best friend and parody-film-making partner Earl (Ronald Cyler II), grow closer as the film progresses. As Rachel’s health declines, Greg spends more and more time with her and less and less time focusing on school. He and Earl begin working on a movie that Greg intends on dedicating to Rachel. As Rachel begins making difficult decisions about treatment, and Greg is forced to make his own difficult decisions about college, the weight of it all causes rifts within the friend group. The rest of the movie follows Greg as he struggles to remain confident in himself and his friendships.