Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.
-Chet Duncan, “Flipped”-
Flipped is drama movie directed by Rob Reiner, starring Madeline Carroll as Juli Baker and Callan McAuliffe as Bryce Loski. This movie is an adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen with the same title.
Bryce meets Juli when his family move to another house, right across Juli’s home. When they first meet, Juli know it is love while Bryce is not so sure about it. Juli is a unique and always-want-to-know things, but Bryce feels annoyed with Juli’s behaviour. He tried to stay away from Juli, eventhough it is useless because they live in the same street and go to the same school.
Day by day, year by year, Juli still admire Bryce. After realizing some events, finally Juli thinks that she might be wrong about Bryce. While Bryce begins to see Juli the way he never seen before.
This movie is set in early 60’s. With the duration of 90 minutes, Flipped tries to tell about first love. Seems that the duration of the movie is too long to tell this simple story. But, I enjoyed it! Uniqueness of this movie is the way of storytelling. Flipped tells the story from both Juli sides and Bryce sides. So, it’s kinda funny and sad to see their stories. While Juli thinks that Bryce may interested on her, Bryce thinks the opposite. etc etc etc.. :(
So…, nice and simple movie! I enjoyed the music, the old 60’s settings, the oldies lighting, the character. Love it! :)