'a refreshing breath'
In recent years, when the film industry is full of mind-numbing flicks with no creativity of school love stories, "Flipped" is a refreshing breath like one of the glourious fall days that will make you remember the first time falling in love.
Based on the original novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, "Flipped" is a thought-provoking story of a Junior High boy and girl in the early 60s. It is abouy 8 years in the lives of two kids who meet when one of them moves into a new neighborhood. Juli is instantly smitten by Bryce right from the second time she sees him drive up to his new house. Bryce, being a typical second grader, finds her attention embarrassing and appalling. Though disappointed by Bryce's unwillingness to see things her way, Juli continues to give her potential dreamboat to pursue him for eternity without drawing closer. Eventually, in the touching finale, Bryce finds himself on the other side of the equation and has to win back the girl whom he used to be indifferent to.
That the film's story is set in the 60s is probably a rational decision of the director Rob Reiner. He creates a nostalgic atmosphere to the movie with the mid-20th-century romantic soundtrack Let it be me and stunning scenes, for example, an idyllic village or a peaceful school environment, all of which reminds viewers of a tranquil childhood. As we watch the characters grow up, we become more involved in the intricacies and challenges that their families face. Indeed, the feeling that "Flipped" evokes is hard to put into words, which is best felt from heart.
Additionally, the cast is absolutely remarkable as two main free-spirited actors Madeline Carroll along with Callan McAuliffe fervently perform in their roles and their own surroundings. The chemistry between them is average when Juli realizes that Bryce has redeemed himself, she still holds his hands despite having been opposite in all sense.
With this review, "Flipped" might be evaluated as a cliché scenario that is only appropriate for teenagers. However, it is a movie for adults. "Flipped" is reminiscent of, for adults to return to childhood, the innocence and bewilderment of early life vibrations. The film is not a genre of drama or hot love as seen in Hollywood movies, but I flip for Flipped as it has left me with lots of impressions.
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