Weekend for All

Inside Out and Minions.

Even it might seem that my picks are very distant from one another, the truth is that both are great family movies that people of all ages can enjoy.

The Minions movie, the infamous followers of Gru, get their solo debut and it’s truly something else. Since most of the story is compose of dialogues you barely understand, it would be easy to get boring soon. But since they are very expressive and hilarious, with many funny moments, it works! The tale of how the little yellow folks ventured into the unknown to find a master to serve and a place to call home is compelling. Of course, the movie is silly and never takes itself too seriously, which is a great thing.

On the other side, Inside Out deals with the mental changes that occur when children start growing up and realizing that there is more to life than what they think. It’s a very strange and struggling period to find your own voice and self that gives a dark tone to a movie made for children.

I was surprised that they decided to talk about how complex emotions can be and how not everything is black and white. There is joy in sadness, there is anger in fear and for me that was very deep. Emotions are convoluted and most of adults barely function and it’s great to see a movie giving that message to kids. Emotional maturity doesn’t come with age, it comes with being in peace with yourself. And for me that was something else.

Despite what I just said, both are great family movies that I believe you should watch this weekend, if you find the time to do so. Have you seen any of the movies?

 May The Almighty GIP be with you, L.T:Htlls

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