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Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally) returns to the romantic comedy in good form in this witty, wild and warm hearted adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel by Wendelin Van Draanen. Following the relationship of a boy and girl who are neighbors, from ages 7 to 13, this teen comedy unfolds their story from each others' perspectives: she loves him at first sight while he instantly dislikes her, but gradually their relationship flips as they get to know one another...and he tries to win her back. From grade school to junior high, they face 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. With a strong ensemble cast including Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Mahoney, Anthony Edwards, Rebecca DeMornay and more, FLIPPED is flat-out fun, no matter how you look at it.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: While not without its nostalgic charms, Rob Reiner's sometimes awkward adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's childhood novel doesn't reach the heights of the director's earlier work like Stand By Me.
June 22, 2017
At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Coming-of-age romance brings light touch to heavy themes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that director Rob Reiner's coming-of-age story inspired by Wendelin Van Draanen's book Flipped tracks the progression of a childhood friendship/crush over the main characters' elementary and middle school years. In a sweet, almost old-fashioned way, Reiner captures the shifting emotions and loyalties of friendship and first love while also tackling larger questions about character, environmental awareness, and class. Save for a handful of salty words, the movie's content is pretty squeaky clean -- though the themes of longing, changing friendships, and the importance of character make it most age-appropriate for older tweens.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:August 6, 2010
- Audio Format:5.1
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