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Alice Upside Down (2008)

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Newbery medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's best-selling series of books arrive on the big screen in director Sandy Tung's tale of an eleven year old girl who attempts to find her footing in a new school while avoiding the wrath of her loathsome homeroom teacher - the dreaded Mrs. Plotkin. Alice McKinley (Alyson Stoner) has just relocated to a new town with her widowed father Ben (Luke Perry) and her seventeen year old brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel). As the only girl in an all-male household Alice envisions herself as a girl who can hold her own, yet in reality she's just another stressed out teen who excels at getting herself into awkward situations. Alice misses her mother dearly, but with the support of her family she holds out hope that she'll get by no matter what curve balls life throws her way. But lately nothing is going right for Alice. As the school musical looms on the horizon, Alice is about to learn that even the detestable Mrs. Plotkin (Penny Marshall) may have some helpful advice if the young girl can stop casting judgment long enough to listen.

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Cast

Alyson Stoner
as Alice McKinley
Lucas Grabeel
as Lester McKinley
Luke Perry
as Ben McKinley
Penny Marshall
as Mrs. Plotkin
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Sally
Monica Parks
as Mrs. Price
Jona Xiao
as Loretta
Ashley Drane
as Miss Cole
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An average family movie. Helped that I am familiar with several actors (Stoner, Mendler, Grabeel) from the Disney Channel. The story is mildly interesting, but the device of breaking the fourth wall really didn't work here. It took away some of the pathos the situations could have engendered. Meh.

Don Schick
Don Schick
½

Is it cheesy yes but it is still a fun time. The Disney cast was great and this was my favorite Disney Channel actress Bridgit Mender's big break at. GRADE:B

jeremy c
jeremy c

Alice Upside Down is about a Girl named Alice (Alyson Stoner) That had to move because her father thought it would help him get over The death of his wife. When she starts at her new school everything went wrong for her. She has to deal with everything going wrong, dysfunctional family, school life and not getting the main part in the class musical. Over the term she made friends and had couple grown up role models. Will things keep on getting worse for her or when it gets better for her? Pros Good acting. Good plot. Really shows how it is like to grown up these days. It is also funny. Con Some parts were not as good as other parts. Sometimes lacking plot and acting. Here is a line from the film " do you ever like every time you turn around, your life is being flipped upside down? " If u likes clicking flick, tearing jerker or good family film, you should give this a try.

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