Flipped (2010)

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Critic Consensus: 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, it's a little overwhelming. What's a guy supposed to do when a girl tells him his hair smells like watermelon or wants him to sit in a tree for the spectacular view? There's just no telling what Juli will do next, and Bryce is one guy who'd rather be safe than sorry. Though disappointed by Bryce's unwillingness to see things her way, or even to see the things in life she finds most meaningful, Juli continues to give her potential dreamboat the benefit of the doubt. Until those doubts stack up so high that she finally thinks maybe she was wrong about him. It's just about the same time Bryce starts to think maybe he was wrong about her, too. But is he too late? The coming-of-age romantic comedy "Flipped," from director Rob Reiner, takes Bryce and Juli from Grade School to Junior High, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are--and who they are to each other. -- (C) Warner Bros.
Rating:
PG (for language and some thematic material)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Madeline Carroll
as Juli Baker
Callan McAuliffe
as Bryce Loski
Rebecca De Mornay
as Patsy Loski
Anthony Edwards
as Steven Loski
John Mahoney
as Chet Duncan
Penelope Ann Miller
as Trina Baker
Aidan Quinn
as Richard Baker
Kevin Weisman
as Daniel Baker
Morgan Lily
as Young Juli
Ryan Ketzner
as Young Bryce
Gillian Pfaff
as Young Lynetta
Michael Boza
as Teasing Boy
Beau Lerner
as Teasing Boy
Jacquelyn M. Evola
as Playground Girl
Taylor Groothuis
as Playground Girl
Elly Bryant
as Playground Girl
Ashley Taylor
as Sherry Stalls
Cody Horn
as Lynetta
Frankie Potochick
as Neighborhood Kid
Quintin Hicks
as Tree Worker
Wallace Bridges
as Tree Worker
Inga Wilson
as Mrs. Kimble
Jake Reiner
as Skyler
Shane Harper
as Matt Baker
Linda Auwers
as Mrs. Meisner
Ruth Crawford
as Mrs. Steuby
Stefanie Scott
as Dana Tressler
Joseph Varsanik
as Boy in Hallway
Tyler Moylan
as Boy in Hallway
Tristan DeRoches
as Boy in Hallway
Pat Lentz
as Mrs. McClure
Spencer Rohatynski
as Basket Boy
Chase Gall
as Basket Boy
Matthew Gold
as Eddie Trulock
Michele Messmer
as Pello's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Flipped

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (23)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years.

Full Review… | September 12, 2010
ReelViews
Top Critic

Flipped is as phony as a poodle-skirted waitress at a mall diner, yet it's as sweet as a malt. A vanilla one.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Reiner, who made the similarly themed The Sure Thing about opposites who repel and attract, is a most sympathetic director of actors.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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.

Scott Green
Scott Green

Super Reviewer

Great film. An adolescent love story for adults to enjoy.

Gregory Dark
Gregory Dark

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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