Should You Take Your Kids to See “Inside Out 2”?: A Christian Mom’s Review

As a Christian mom, I’m always on the lookout for family-friendly movies that align with our values and provide wholesome entertainment. The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved Pixar film, “Inside Out 2,” recently hit theaters, and I was eager to see if it lived up to the original while being suitable for my kids. Here’s my take on the film, including its appropriateness for different age groups and whether it aligns with Christian family values.

Overview

“Inside Out 2” continues the story of Riley, now a teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence. The film dives deeper into the emotional headquarters in Riley’s mind, introducing new emotions, including Anxiety, Ennui, Embarrassment and Envy. The animated film also explores the challenges that come with growing up. As Riley faces new experiences, her emotions must work together to help her manage the ups and downs of teenage life.

Appropriateness for Different Ages

The film is rated PG, and after watching it, I would say it’s suitable for children aged 7 and up. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect for various age groups:

  • Ages 7-9: Younger children will enjoy the colorful animation, humorous moments, and the personification of emotions. However, some of the themes around adolescence may be a bit complex for this age group to fully grasp.
  • Ages 10-13: Pre-teens are likely to relate more closely to Riley’s experiences and the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. The movie provides a great platform for discussing emotions and mental health with kids in this age group.
  • Ages 14 and up: Teenagers will appreciate the nuanced portrayal of teenage life and the more sophisticated humor. They might also find the film’s deeper themes resonant and thought-provoking.

Common Sense Media approved the film for kids ages 6 and up based on reviews from parents and kids across the internet.


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