September 10th, 2010



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Still of Madeline Carroll in FlippedStill of Rob Reiner in FlippedAlora Catherine Smith at event of FlippedStill of John Mahoney and Callan McAuliffe in FlippedStill of Aidan Quinn in FlippedStill of Penelope Ann Miller in Flipped

Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.5/10 (14,587 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Rob Reiner

Stars: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay

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 baby blues 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 brilliant blue 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...

Writers: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman

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 - Young Bryce
Gillian Pfaff - Young Lynetta
Michael Boza - Teasing Boy
Beau Lerner - Teasing Boy
Jacquelyn Evola - Playground Girl
Taylor Groothuis - Playground Girl

Taglines: You never forget your first love.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 10 September 2010

Filming Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Opening Weekend: $224,233 (USA) (8 August 2010) (45 Screens)

Gross: $1,752,214 (USA) (10 October 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Dante Basco allegedly provided a voice over work for the movie's trailer.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (In Juli's perspective) When Bryce pulls Juli out of her chair before he tries to kiss her, her back was facing the door and she was facing towards the window, where as in Bryce's perspective, her back was facing the window, and she was facing towards the door that she exits out of.

Juli Baker: I guess it's something about his eyes or maybe his smile.
Richard Baker: And what about him?
Juli Baker: What?
Richard Baker: You have to look at the whole landscape.
Juli Baker: What does that mean?
Richard Baker: A painting is more then the sum of it's parts. A cow by itself is just A cow. A meadow by itself is just grass, flowers. And the sun picking through the trees, is just a beam of light. But you put them all together and it can be magic.

User Review

Winning, beautifully moving and well-acted coming-of-age story

Rating: 10/10

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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