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

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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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Castle Rock Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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John Mahoney's last film. See more »

Goofs

After the family dinner at the Loskis, Juli leaves the house and catches up with her family on the street, while, 3 minutes later, as the story is being told from her point of view, she catches up with them before they leave the lawn. See more »

Quotes

Juli Baker: As we stood there, I realized that all these years we'd never really talked. But that day we started.
Bryce Loski: And I knew we'd be talking for a long time.
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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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What's Your Name
Written by Claude Johnson
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An unexpected gem.
22 December 2010 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

"All I ever wanted was for Juli Baker to leave me alone."

Flipped is easily the best love story/relationship movie I've seen since (500) Days of Summer. I'm the kind of guy that you couldn't pay to watch a Nicholas Sparks movie, but that doesn't mean that I can't appreciate a good movie about the highs and lows of love. In a year of formulaic, mind-numbing flicks with no imagination or heart like Letters to Juliet, Flipped is a welcome breath of fresh air. 

It's about 8 or so years in the lives of two kids who meet when when one of them moves into a new neighborhood. Juli (played by Morgan Lily and Madeline Carroll) is instantly smitten by Bryce (Ryan Ketzner and Callan McAuliffe) the second she sees him drive up to his new house. Bryce, being a typical second grade boy, finds her attention embarrassing and unwanted. As they get older, that dynamic between them remains pretty much the same, but we wouldn't have a very interesting movie if that's all there was to it. Eventually Bryce finds himself on the other side of the equation (flipped, get it?), and has to win back the girl he never knew he always wanted.

How odd is it that a movie about a couple of kids handles the topic of love in a more mature and genuine way than almost all of the adult-oriented romantic comedies that we're buried under each year? There's no doubt about it that Flipped will make you say "aww" on occasion, but there's a lot more to it than just kids being cute. Humor, issues of class, family conflict, and the lost idealism of youth are introduced into the story by Bryce and Juli's respective families, and there are several outright bittersweet or poignant scenes within the story.

The movie is shown from the POV's of both main characters, and often the same event will be shown from each of their perspectives. It works really well, as it really helps the viewer to "get" both Bryce and Juli. The kids chosen to play the older versions of the two (Carroll and McAuliffe) are both great, the fact that the story is set in 50's or 60's suburbia adds a believable sense of innocence to it all, and there is just a fresh feeling to the movie that I can't really describe with words.

I heartily recommend this to anyone who likes a good, well-written movie, regardless of the genre. You can tell that a lot of heart went into making Flipped, and it shows. Great movie.


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