‘Inside Out’ (2015)
Inside Out may be an animated film marketed to kids, but it’s actually a sophisticated primer on how to be happy even when the outook is bleak. The story involves characters representing key emotions (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear) who hang out together in little Riley’s brain. By the end, they learn how to work together effectively instead of fighting for domination. Ultimately, Joy and Sadness work together to help Riley adjust to the realities of her new life after a family move across the country.
‘True Romance’ (1993)
Based on a script by Quentin Tarantino, this crime-thriller stars Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater as unlikely criminals on the lam. During the finale shoot-out between cops and mobsters, Slater takes a hit and Arquette weeps over her slain love. Not to fear, he’s alive! They make their escape with a suitcase full of money. Cut to the couple frolicking on a sunny beach with a kid in tow. True love wins!