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Rated PG · 90 minutes · 2010

Romantic comedy
Rob Reiner has completely lost his touch, and his slump continues with this period piece/adolescent romance set in 1963. Madeline Carroll plays Juli Baker, a sixth-grader in love with Bryce (Callan McAuliffe), the new boy across the street. We see their budding friendship through both of their perspectives, with scenes often repeated as the performers trade places and describe the events through their eyes. This is all fine; the two, especially Carroll, are appealing and engaging performers. But when it comes to the adults, Reiner completely botches things, making actors like Anthony Edwards, Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller look like lost amateurs. (Only John Mahoney, as Juli’s sweet granddad, emerges unscathed.) The strange pacing is a big problem, and I got the sense that Reiner steered the actors in ill-advised, stereotypical and melodramatic directions. Too bad, because the kids show great poise and keep their side of the story tolerable.
Official Site: flipped-movie.warnerbros.com
Director: Rob Reiner
Producer: Rob Reiner, Alan Greisman, Liz Glotzer, David Siegel and Martin Shafer
Cast: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Penelope Ann Miller, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Weisman, Morgan Lily, Ryan Ketzner, Gillian Pfaff, Ashley Taylor, Israel Broussard, Cody Horn and Inga Wilson

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Flipped, Resident Evil: Afterlife 09/09/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Guilt by dissociation: Flipped I can't recommend Flipped highly enough, even though it may be on DVD by the time most of its potential audience finds out about it. by MaryAnn Johanson 09/09/2010
The Coast Halifax Flipped needs to pick a side A he-said, she-said style of narration takes away from Rob Reiner's film about young love. by Hillary Titley 09/16/2010

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