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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.

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Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and raves ... Written by anonymous

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You never forget your first love.

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Rated PG for language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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22 October 2010 (India)  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$224,233 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$1,752,214 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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In the novel, the story is set in the early 2000s. The movie shows it set in the early 1960s. See more »

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When Juli is in the tree that is about to be taken down she looks down at Bryce. The bus arrives and stops (at around 55 mins). The scene cuts to a close-up shot of Juli speaking, then cuts back to a shot looking down at Bryce and the bus (at around 59 mins), but the bus has moved about a meter backwards. See more »

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Bryce Loski: They are all chickens.
Chet Duncan: I'm proud of you Bryce, you overcame your fear, you talked to her
Bryce Loski: Oh yeah... it's no big deal.
Steven Loski: That's what she told you? They're all chickens?
Bryce Loski: Yeah.
Steven Loski: She's a genius. You're both geniuses. Of course they are all chickens, a rooster is a chicken. The question is, is one of them a rooster or are they all hens?
Bryce Loski: [voiceover] Hens? Who said anything about hens? Then it hit me... Garrett didn't know jack shit about chickens.
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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Written by Tommy Boyce and Curtis Lee
Performed by Curtis Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Cinematic Gem Like No Other
31 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Flipped is a one in a million film - I mean, REALLY one in a million. It's refreshing and lovely, dramatic and hilarious. It does what few films do in our time (or rather what they don't do): Flipped does not sacrifice its integrity for raunchy, gratuitous content. It's real. The emotions are real. The characters are real. And while it certainly isn't G-rated fluff (and do not be fooled - this is not a film for young children), the movie is definitely gentle and innocent in many ways. On the downside, without giving anything away, the ending of the film could have been better patched together, but overall the movie is a cinematic gem like no other. Go see Flipped!


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