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Alice Upside Down (2007)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 6 October 2007 (USA)
Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, Alice McKinley finds her life seriously disrupted when her father Ben buys a store and moves her and her older brother Lester to a ... See full summary »

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Alice McKinley
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Ben McKinley
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Lester McKinley
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Mrs. Plotkin
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Miss Cole (as Ashley Drane)
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Elizabeth
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Patrick
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Pamela
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Aunt Sally
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Kelly (as Jilanne Klaus)
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Loretta
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Mr. Edgecombe
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Mrs. Price
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Marilyn
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Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, Alice McKinley finds her life seriously disrupted when her father Ben buys a store and moves her and her older brother Lester to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a rough time adjusting to her new school, especially after she gets the stern Mrs. Plotkin as her core teacher. Feeling shy and isolated, Alice frequently escapes into a vivid fantasy life that occasionally gets her into hot water. But with a little unexpected help from Mrs. Plotkin, Alice learns not to judge by appearances or jump to conclusions. More importantly, she confronts her father over his inability to accept their loss and move on into the future. Written by breakdown

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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In the background of Alice's dream sequence of walking into school, you can see a bust of William McKinley. See more »

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That's Me
Performed by Jenilee Reyes
Written by Margie Hauser, Jeremy Monroe ("J"), Georgette Franklin-Monroe ("Sweet"), and Jenilee Reyes
Produced by Jeremy Monroe ("J")
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OK kids movie
12 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Alice McKinley (Alyson Stoner) has to move with her family, dad Ben (Luke Perry) and brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel), to a new town. Her mom's dead since she was 5. She is awkward and have imaginary fantasies. She gets put in with the stern Mrs. Plotkin (Penny Marshall) but she wants so much to be with the happy pretty Miss Cole. Elizabeth (Parker McKenna Posey) is the neighbor girl. Pamela (Bridgit Mendler) is the mean girl.

The fantasies look weak and way too cutesy basically pinker with spotlights. Alyson Stoner is reasonably interesting as the gawky teen and she shows some acting range. It's not a bad kids movie but it's not particularly great either. Penny Marshall plays an interesting character. The mother's death provides some depth to the movie and there are some serious issues being dealt with here. It's OK for the genre but it does need better directions.


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