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Flipped (2010)



Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 73
Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 33

While not without its nostalgic charms, Rob Reiner's sometimes awkward adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's childhood novel doesn't reach the heights of the director's earlier work like Stand By Me.


Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 10

While not without its nostalgic charms, Rob Reiner's sometimes awkward adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's childhood novel doesn't reach the heights of the director's earlier work like Stand By Me.



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When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. Bryce isn't so sure. Beginning that day, and for the next six years, young Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length...which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. Smart, dreamy, independent and willing to stand up for what she believes in, Juli (Madeline Carroll) is different from anyone else he knows and, frankly,


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman

Nov 23, 2010


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All Critics (73) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (33) | DVD (4)

At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.

September 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years.

September 13, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Flipped is as phony as a poodle-skirted waitress at a mall diner, yet it's as sweet as a malt. A vanilla one.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Reiner, who made the similarly themed The Sure Thing about opposites who repel and attract, is a most sympathetic director of actors.

September 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's a bit too Wonder Years at times, but the odd two-narrators gimmick plays right into the film's "flip" in structure.

September 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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That Flipped isn't insufferably cute is a measure of its integrity. But it still strains to view the world through the eyes of children without a filter of grown-up cynicism.

August 27, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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I expected more from Rob Reiner.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A surprising-engaging and beautifully-told story about young romance.

January 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Has my heart grown so cold and battle-scarred that I can't allow myself to be completely won over by Flipped, or is Flipped such a load of flavorless mush that there's not enough charm for me to embrace?

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinematical | Comment (1)

The importance of understanding varying perspectives is always worth communicating, and Flipped, despite its cloying approach, manages to deliver this idea with a decent amount of sincerity intact.

January 11, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

If the feature doesn't latch on to the senses immediately with its sugared claws, it's a long, ugly 85 minutes of dreadful behavior to endure, waiting for an ending that never arrives.

November 26, 2010 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

I suppose some people may respond to this nostalgic ode to innocence and chastity, but I found it insufferable.

November 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

...if you want a wholesome, ultimately feel-good film about young love, this might be it. Or not.

November 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Not perfect, but its aspirations are admirable, and its execution is surprisingly effective considering (or maybe because of) its unadulterated sentimentality.

October 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The movie feels static, like a diorama of ?60s life rather than a living, breathing story.

October 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

Rob Reiner seems to be aiming for a boomer audience, but it's a relentless exercise in nostalgia -- clothes, hair styles, cars, and doo-wop soundtrack -- that feels manipulative.

September 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Comment (1)
Christianity Today

You'll flip for this gentle, clever movie. You are hereby forgiven for "North," Mr. Reiner.

September 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Perfectly innocent, unexpectedly charming.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

...takes what could have been a charming coming-of-age story and buries it beneath layers of cinematic overkill that push you away from the film when they should be drawing you in.

September 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Playback:stl

The latest from director Rob Reiner is a well-meaning mess that wants to tap into universal experiences of childhood and first love but bogs down in squirm-inducing banalities.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

The kids provide an earnest emotional through line to a tiny story, and I sort of hope it kicks off a new mature period for Reiner as a filmmaker.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Oregonian

It makes sense that Flipped is based on a book, because what it has going for it is a charm -- the pleasure of hanging out with likable characters -- that the movies don't have much time for lately.

September 10, 2010 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Reiner was clearly sick the day they taught filmmaking at film school-you show, not tell the audience what's going on. What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium.

September 9, 2010 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Audience Reviews for Flipped

Films about children growing up or have made a movie as survival guide like Diary of a Wimpy Kid dont get good marks from the public, but i actually truthfully like this film.
March 24, 2012

Super Reviewer

Great film. An adolescent love story for adults to enjoy.
August 19, 2011

Super Reviewer

This was such a well-done, sensitive, sweet, uplifting movie. Very clever, quiet narrative. Absolutely beautiful ending that really set my female emotions all a-twitter. Charming little flick.
August 2, 2011

Super Reviewer

Oh Rob Reiner, what happened with you? You can do better than this average nostalgia crap. Bring back some of your edge!
April 30, 2011

Super Reviewer

    1. Juli Baker: As we stood there, I realized that all these years we'd never really talked. But that day we started.
    2. Bryce Loski: And I knew we'd be talking for a long time.
    – Submitted by ethan t (21 months ago)
    1. Bryce Loski: She's laughing. What;s she laughing about? How could she sit there and laugh and look so beautiful?
    – Submitted by Via L (2 years ago)
    1. Garrett: Man have you flipped!? What the matter with you?!
    – Submitted by Vaneay C (2 years ago)
    1. Juli Baker: And I knew, right from that moment, Bryce was definitely less than the sum of his parts.
    – Submitted by Leah W (2 years ago)
    1. Juli Baker: [Bryce puts his hand on hers] And then, I looked into his eyes...
    2. Juli Baker: ...and I knew we'd be talking a lot more.
    – Submitted by Vaneay C (2 years ago)
    1. Bryce Loski: Flat, glossy, iridescent? What the hell does that mean? Juli Baker has always seem plain to me. Until now.
    – Submitted by Megan D (2 years ago)
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