Rainer the Cabbie

About Rainer the Cabbie

Rainer is a Sydney-based old-time cabbie. Although he adores the general public, he much prefers listening to smooth jazz than being engaged in conversation. His ears are secretly in love with Julia Lester of ABC Classic FM.

Inside Out : Film Review

Our favourite cabbie, Rainer took himself and his inner-child to see Pixar’s latest production. And both were not disappointed.


Me: So, what would you like to do today
My inner child: I wanna go to the movies
Me: Great, good day for it, what would you like to see, a documentary, a thriller or perhaps a period drama?
My inner child: What’s wrong with you, bozo, I am five years old so I want to see an animation. Wake up, will you! And I want an ice cream!

And so it goes, this dialog with my inner child, this little fellow inside of me I wasn’t even aware off until my therapist (yep, too many miles and not enough smiles) decided it was time to awaken me to his presence. Since then I tried my best to communicate with him, oh what a loveable brat, the two of us have a lot of work to do, I can tell you that. But I will learn to love him, it will work out much cheaper than psychotherapy in the long run. This hopefully will allow me to live a more satisfying and connected life. Good thing too, as this little fellow loves art and playing, just like me.

Pixar animation studios has produced an amazing body of work since its inception in 1979. Some of their best known movies include Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Frozen and The Incredibles.

The studios latest production is called Inside Out. The story in this amusing flick is one of Riley, an eleven year old girl who moves with her family from Minnesota to San Francisco. It is there that things fall apart for Riley, missing her home and friends as she can’t adapt to her new surroundings.

What is special about this animation is not just the superb images produced but the storyline which is amazing. Most of the film takes place inside Riley’s head where her emotions, characters called Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust are at work dealing with her reality on a 24/7 base. The viewer is taken into her brain with all its various compartments and working life.

Inside Out is more than a movie, it’s actually a map of mental health and the amazing set up that is the human brain and its psychological connections. This may be a kid’s movie but the main aim must be to educate adults. I certainly loved it and so did the kid inside of me. Another one chalked up in our quest for unity. So do yourself and your inner child a favour and catch Inside Out ASAP.

You won’t regret it.


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