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Flipped (2010)

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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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Details

Official Sites:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rebecca DeMornay (5 episodes)and Anthony Edwards starred together in the television show ER 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

Bryce Loski: She's laughing. How could she sit there and laugh and look so beautiful?
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Connections

Referenced in Jaycie's Place: Celebrity Interviews (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Don't Run
Written by John Smith
Performed by The Ventures
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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"Flipped" has all of the comedy, naiveté and bewilderment of first love
13 December 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Juli just had to take one look at Bryce's blue eyes, and she knew it was true love. Bryce just had to take one notice of Juli's manic desperation, and he knew it was going to be a friendship of torment. I just had to take one look at the film's artfully designed poster, and I knew "Flipped" was a film to be savoured.

A beautifully told film of first love, we flip from Juli's point of view to Bryce's point of view, very effectively giving us the true nature of their friendship, love and respect they have for each other. Except in the case of middle-school graders, that love and respect can frequently look like embarrassment, mistrust, and shame. All of those emotions are told with intelligence, subtlety and humour.

"Flipped" has all of the comedy, naiveté and bewilderment of first love. It takes the romantic comedy farther by actually giving us characters with real depth. There is more going on than just Juli and Bryce figuring out their love for each other, and every aspect of this film is well written, touching and relevant.

"Flipped" is a cute film for everybody who fondly remembers that fiercely independent girl or the guy with piercing blue eyes that lived across the street.


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