Inside Out

Plot hole: Joy and Sadness are stuck outside of the control center. They are trying to figure out how to get back, and encounter maintenance workers who are discarding old memories. The maintenance workers show that they have the power to send memories back up to the control center to be played. Why couldn't they send the core memories that Joy had back up the same way? Better yet, why not use that method to send Joy and Sadness back up to the control center? The director of the film is even aware of the plot hole, and said "Yeah, well then we wouldn't have a third act," before explaining how the idea of recalling memories was added in later, "box[ing] [the screenwriters] in a corner a little bit."

manthabeat Premium member
16
Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Even if they do send the core memories up to headquarters, they wouldn't be able to get joy and sadness through the tiny gap that the workers send the memories up. Joy has to be in headquarters for Riley to be happy.

This mistake is large enough that the director is aware of it. I think that more than qualifies it to be on this site.

manthabeat Premium member
1

Plot hole: While it makes for a humorous moment, there is no way Riley (and her emotions) wouldn't have known about the big move from Minnesota far earlier than depicted. She would have known long before that she would be moving to a new home, new school, new hockey team, etc. so the idea that she and her emotions are caught completely off guard are very far-fetched.

Plot hole: One of the major details in the movie is that the moving truck is missing and hasn't delivered the furniture. However, after Riley's first day of school, the family can be seen eating dinner at a table in the house, before the moving truck arrived. Either that mistake somehow went unnoticed or they just expected us to believe that her family went out and bought a new table and chairs for some reason.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: A table to eat at would be one of the primary things they would need. It's relatively easy to find a cheap table at a discount store or secondhand store.

LorgSkyegon

Suggested correction: Often times, a house has furniture already in it sparsely, sometimes left behind by the previous tenants.

Quantom X Premium member
Inside Out mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Bing Bong hurts his leg and cries candies. One with a grey wrapper vanishes in the next shot. (00:40:00)

ployp
More mistakes in Inside Out

Dad's Anger: Uh-oh, she's looking at us. [Turns off TV] What did she say?
Dad's Fear: Uh, sorry, sir, no one was listening.
Dad's Anger: Is it garbage night? Uh, we left the toilet seat up! What? What is it, woman, what?!

More quotes from Inside Out

Trivia: Riley is the only character in the movie with both male and female emotions.

More trivia for Inside Out

Question: How come Sadness was the only one who could change the emotion of the memory orb? Don't we sometimes look back at things we thought we were scared of or sad about, and laugh at them? How come the other emotions can't change them the way Sadness can?

Answer: Sadness can change the memories because of Riley's current situation: she has left the home she loved to move to a new city. This makes her happy memories more susceptible to being changed to sad memories. As she remembers things that used to make her happy they now make her sad because she hasn't accepted her new house as home yet. Presumably under the right circumstances the other emotions could do the same thing, just not all the time.

More questions & answers from Inside Out

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.