For What It's Worth

Friday, September 17, 2010

Movies: Flipped

I read a review for this movie the other day and then watched the trailer. All I can say is awww!

Movie description from the website: HERE

When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. Bryce isn't so sure. Beginning that day, and for the next six years, young Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length...which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. Smart, dreamy, independent and willing to stand up for what she believes in, Juli (Madeline Carroll) is different from anyone else he knows and, frankly, it's a little overwhelming. What's a guy supposed to do when a girl tells him his hair smells like watermelon or wants him to sit in a tree for the spectacular view? There's just no telling what Juli will do next, and Bryce is one guy who'd rather be safe than sorry. Though disappointed by Bryce's unwillingness to see things her way, or even to see the things in life she finds most meaningful, Juli continues to give her potential dreamboat the benefit of the doubt. Until those doubts stack up so high that she finally thinks maybe she was wrong about him. It's just about the same time Bryce starts to think maybe he was wrong about her, too. But is he too late? The coming-of-age romantic comedy "Flipped," from director Rob Reiner, takes Bryce and Juli from Grade School to Junior High, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are--and who they are to each other. --© Warner Bros. (based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen-Flipped)

The girl Madeline Carroll who plays Juli Baker - how cute is she?? The movie takes place in 1963 and even though I haven't seen it yet, I'm sure based on the premise, that this is the only era it could work in. It has that Wonder Years nostalgia feel to it and I'm not sure today's youth could pull the same thing off without a healthy dose of snark and cynicism. Which I also like, but sometimes it's nice to have a little sweetness in our lives.

The one down side? It doesn't seem to be getting a big push by Warner Bros so the chance of me seeing it until it gets released on DVD are slim to none since it's not playing anywhere near me. It's too bad that there isn't room out there for a variety of movie genres anymore. Maybe if they made the 60's in 3D!! people would be interested.

This is totally random  - but since this movie is directed by Rob Reiner I have to grab the chance to recommend one of my favorite movies The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition) I still watch this every time it's on and my husband & I can be heard frequently quoting the movie. And Ahhhh Wesley!

The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition)


  1. this movie looks cute and anthony edwards..and cute story about romance :) and I agree about the princess bride. Iocaine I bet my life and true blave...

  2. LOVE The Princess Bride! I've seen it more times than I can count, but I never seem to get tired of it! :D

  3. I was curious to know what this was about! I've seen the stacks of books with the "soon to be a major picture" sticker on them. This looks incredibly cute! I love movies that have that oldies feel!

    I've never see The Princess Bride, though I've wanted to!

  4. This looks adorable! And yes, the Princess Bride is awesome!

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  5. I love Princess Bride!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  6. @Marie - they have the book in my B&N and it has a cute upside down baby chicken on cute. I hate when they change the covers when the movie comes out.

  7. looks wonderful - I'd go see it for the songs alone.