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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writers:

Rob Reiner (screenplay), Andrew Scheinman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeline Carroll ... Juli Baker
Callan McAuliffe ... Bryce Loski
Rebecca De Mornay ... Patsy Loski
Anthony Edwards ... Steven Loski
John Mahoney ... Chet Duncan
Penelope Ann Miller ... Trina Baker
Aidan Quinn ... Richard Baker
Kevin Weisman ... Daniel Baker
Morgan Lily ... Young Juli
Ryan Ketzner Ryan Ketzner ... Young Bryce
Gillian Pfaff Gillian Pfaff ... Young Lynetta
Michael Boza Michael Boza ... Teasing Boy
Beau Lerner Beau Lerner ... Teasing Boy
Jacquelyn Evola ... Playground Girl
Taylor Groothuis Taylor Groothuis ... Playground Girl
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Storyline

In 1957, when second-graders Bryce Loski and Julianna "Juli" Baker first meet, Juli knows it's love, but Bryce isn't so sure and tries to avoid Juli. By the sixth grade, in 1961, Bryce tries to get rid of Juli by dating Sherry Stalls, whom Juli despises. However, Bryce's best friend, Garrett, takes an interest in Sherry and eventually tells her the truth about Bryce asking her out; she doesn't take it well. From Juli's perspective, Bryce returned her feelings, but was shy. After finding out Bryce and Sherry broke up, she thought she could have Bryce back. But then they reconsider their decisions as time goes on. In 1962, Bryce's grandfather Chet Duncan moves in with the family. Chet has different views about Juli. There's a large, old sycamore tree that Juli loves which no one else understands. One day, it's cut down by a group of landscapers so a house can be built there, despite Juli's opposition. She becomes very depressed afterwards, as the tree let her see the world in a more ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You never forget your first love.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un coeur à l'envers See more »

Filming Locations:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$224,233, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,752,214, 10 October 2010
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Company Credits

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Castle Rock Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Bakers' house was actually a built set. The site where it stands is originally a park. See more »

Goofs

During the Basket Boy scene, when Bryce grabs Juli to kiss her and she avoids it, she runs past him. In her point of view she is standing on the opposite side and turns away and runs. See more »

Quotes

Chet Duncan: Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Flipped (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel Rouser
Written by Lee Hazlewood and Duane Eddy
Performed by Duane Eddy
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc., a K-Tel Company
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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Flipped - A Heartland Truly Moving Picture
9 August 2010 | by kpellerinSee all my reviews

This is a coming of age film set initially and briefly in the late 1950s and mostly in the early 1960s. The boy, Bryce, is chased by his neighbor girl, Juli. And is he chased! Juli is immediately smitten or "flipped" by Bryce's eyes and the story unfolds.

What is unusual about the story telling is that each major event is played back twice - once through the eyes and voice of Bryce and once through the eyes and voice of Juli. It's the same scene, but you wouldn't know that from their differing viewpoints.

Juli is the adventurous and interesting one. Bryce just wants to fit in at their Junior High School. Juli slowly begins to unlike Bryce and Bryce slowly begins to appreciate Juli. Will they ever meet at the same emotional place at the same time? That is the drama and story.

The art direction and era are right on. It is the Eisenhower and Kennedy years in look, and even in feel. The wives are subordinate to the husbands. The children are mostly respectful to their parents. And the teachers teach and the students learn. But, you can see the seeds being laid for the rebellious war babies of the late 1960s.

Rob Reiner is a talented director for romances - "When Harry Met Sally." And he is a talented director for handling young actors - "Stand By Me." He combines these talents to help us understand the better part of the human condition; that is, love, respect, sacrifice, forgiveness, and honor. And we have fun and laugh along the way. This is like the TV program, "Wonder Years" - but heightened and deepened.

-Bob, a Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award Jury Member


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