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Flipped (I) (2010)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 September 2010 (USA)
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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 dazzling brown eyes 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 dazzling brown 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... Written by anonymous

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You never forget your first love.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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10 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un coeur à l'envers  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,752,214 (USA) (8 October 2010)

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Rob Reiner's first directorial effort to be produced by Castle Rock Entertainment, the company he co-founded, since The Story of Us (1999). See more »


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 »


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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Winning, beautifully moving and well-acted coming-of-age story
14 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Back in 1973, an episode of "All in the Family" told the same story from three different perspectives, one of which was from the point of view of Mike "Meathead" Stivic, played by Rob Reiner. Watching his latest directorial effort, I wondered if the "he said / she said" gimmick of that episode ("Everybody Tells the Truth") was what attracted Reiner to "Flipped," the young-adult novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, which employs the same multi-POV technique that Lawrence Durrell perfected with his "Alexandria Quartet" in the late 1950s. The film version of "Flipped" shows Reiner at the top of his form, a worthy addition to an ouevre that includes such classics as "This Is Spinal Tap," "Misery," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Stand By Me," the 1986 period piece that "Flipped" most recalls, with its younger characters and coming-of-age theme. At the heart of "Flipped" is Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll), a smart, pretty and thoughtful girl who you just can't help losing your heart to. Juli herself flips for Bryce Loski, who is at first repelled by Juli and then slowly starts to see her for the lovely person she is. The cast is augmented by such pros as John Mahoney (Frasier's dad on "Cheers"), Anthony Edwards, Aidan Quinn and Rebecca De Mornay and Penelope Ann Miller. The film offers up various slices of life from the late '50s and early '60s that makes for a nostalgic, romantic and very moving film. Special kudos to the filmmakers for finding a girl to play young Juli (Morgan Lily) who looks chillingly like Madeline Carroll; I would have bet anything the two were sisters. For those who are bored by the dumb-dumb summer comedies of 2010 ("The Other Guys," "Dinner for Schmucks") and the special-effects hijinks of "Inception," this is a tender and emotionally satisfying journey that will stay with you for years.

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