I stumbled on this movie while browsing through Netflix, and only decided to watch because it was a Rob Reiner film. I have to say that this was a wonderful film and definitely filed under “rewatch again in the future”. If you’ve ever been in love for the first time, this movie will bring back a lot of those feels. I also loved the 50’s setting that brought a nice “Wonder Years” vibe to the film. Anyone who gave this movie a 1 star rating is probably a “flat” person and has the same deep down emotional turmoil and prejudice as Bryce’s dad. For everyone else, this movie will not disappoint.
I loved the movie I really did it’s like my comfort movie that I rewatch,they honestly don’t make movies like this anymore the only thing I wish they could of changed was the ending on how they leave it on a cliffhanger making us fans wanting a sequel:( but hey I’m happy I got to see the movie!
Critics have called Flipped, "A true gem", & "an instant classic", so I have to ask, what were they smoking when they watched this movie? The story follows Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) who has just moved to a new neighborhood with his family. Before he's even gone into the house his new neighbor, Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll) has come over to say hi, and for her it's love at first sight. Bryce, being all of eight years old, finds Juli annoying, but that doesn't stop her from stalking him all the way to high school. Will Bryce always find her annoying or will he eventually feel the same way about her? Well, I think the title of the film is a huge spoiler in and of itself, but that's besides the point. The entire film follows their interactions together, first told from his point of view, and then again from her point of view, making the whole thing very repetitive. The film offers nothing else besides the interactions of these two kids, no side stories, no friends, and even limited family interactions, it's literally just one meeting between Bryce and Juli after another. This is a film by Rob Reiner, the Director of Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, Spinal Tap, and countless other great films! I realize that not everything is going to be a home run, but couldn't he see how boring this movie was? Flipped is slow, repetitive, and even the damn title is a spoiler. This is most definitely one you can skip.