'Inside Out'

The very best thing about the dad in “Inside Out” (named simply, Dad), is that is voice comes from Kyle MacLachlan, who provided the greatest male hero ideal in the history of kindness in his iconic portrayal of Special Agent Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks.” The fact that Dale Cooper is anybody’s dad is a notion that fills me with complete Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler).

But in the context of the film itself, Dad is also a pretty good dad. He’s not perfect (he wants Riley to be happy all the time, a lesson she needs to unlearn with the help of her own conflicted emotions), but he clearly loves his daughter.

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