January 9, 2011

Flipped - 2010

Director: Rob Reiner
Writers: Rob Reiner & Andrew Scheinman
Starring: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, John Mahoney

"All I ever wanted was for Juli Baker to leave me alone." When Bryce (McCauliffe) and his family move into a new neighborhood, he meets Juli (Carroll), who is instantly smitten with him. However, she spends several years (unbeknownst to her) as a thorn in his side, while he reconciles the source of his feelings toward her.

HOLY HELL ROB REINER WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING? Before this came out, I honestly thought he hung up his hat after 1992's A Few Good Men, but apparently he's made a movie 17 out of the last 26 years. Nothing's really hit it big since then, but this one really deserves to. It's a great little tale of adolescent love in the late 50s/early 60s with beautiful cinematography, a solid script, and above average performances from the up-and-coming leads. A+

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