Brain Divided

2013 | Animation | Comedy | Short Film


Plot:

Brain Divided follows a guy meets a blind date in a restaurant and his brain goes into overdrive, with an epic struggle between the logical and inhibited left side and the emotional, impulsive right side. The place is great and the girl is beautiful. If only the two sides of his brain (seen here as two tiny creatures running the brain's command center) could work together for once.

Brain Divided (2013) Review:

Incredibly well done CGI animated short film. Inside Out Looks Suspiciously Similar to Brain Divided Inside Out is another Pixar film where the studio takes on the task of balancing a serious drama with cartoon hijinks. Imagine my surprise when I found the following student film from 2013. Brain Divided put a smile on my face and gave me a decent laugh. I can’t say the same from the incredibly similar themed of Inside Out. The Pixar film feels like an Adam Sandler comedy trying too hard to be serious, like Big Daddy. Where Wall-E delivers a subtle message of hope as we watch characters grow on screen, Inside Out feels like a tale of stereotypes. Up carries deeply charged emotional content thanks to the multidimensional characters. Inside Out gives you a cast that is completely the opposite. The little girl, the parents and the “real” world are never really flushed out well in sacrifice for the singularly-focused “emotions” in her head. Sure, in the end there is some growth, but to me it just wasn’t as powerful as the other Pixar films I mentioned. Thus, I prefer the yucks of Brain Divided. And, I get the message of teamwork without any real dialogue from the “emotions” in the brain. -

Directed by Josiah Haworth and Joon Shik Song
Starring Sarah Young, Kristen Gish, Christine Kim



Film Suggestions


Spoiler (2011)

Coroner's life in the world of undead!The worldwide infection changed the world for good. One coroner isn't just a collector of the dead anymore. Now he comes to make sure you're actually dead. Or to ...

Smash and Grab (2019)

Pixar's WALL-E-Esque Short FilmSmash and Grab are two robots who, true to their names, smash and grab glowing rocks to use as fuel for a constantly moving train on a futuristic Mars-like planet. The t...

Purl (2018)

Polarizing Pixar's Short Film that will likely appeal more to women!Its virtues - the situation is familiar for many viewers, the desire to be accepted by mates is not new, the eccentric of presence o...

Big Buck Bunny (2008)

Plot:Short film Big Buck Bunny begins with Buck Bunny awakening in his rabbit hole. Inexplicably, there are three adorable little critters that begin annoying Buck--throwing stuff at him and ripping t...

Can't Get You Out of My Head (2021)

The Age of strange! We are living through strange days. Across Britain, Europe and America societies have become split and polarised. There is anger at the inequality and the ever growing corruption -...

Float (2019) Making of by Pixar

Amazing story and a tear jerker! Pixar did it again!**PG | 7min | Animation, Short, Family | 2019 (USA)**A father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way. To keep t...