Renewed Mind Movie Talk Episode 03 – Inside Out: Sanctified Sadness

New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk!

In this episode, I look at the way the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out imagines the necessity of despair.

Although nearly every children’s movie tells viewers to believe in themselves if they want to find happiness, the 2015 Disney/Pixar Film Inside Out shifts this message. It not only offers a more complex vision of selfhood, but it also claims that sadness is part of a full life.

In this episode of RMMT, we’ll look at how the vision of sadness portrayed in Inside Out relates to the role of despair in the Christian life. In particular, we’ll look at Jesus’s role as the “man of sorrows,” as described in Isaiah 53.