Flipped Synopsis
A girl and a boy experience an ever-changing relationship from grade school to junior high.
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By James Berardinelli
Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years, and includes echoes of two of his most accomplished efforts, "The Sure Thing" and "Stand By...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Maybe what makesFlipped" such a warm entertainment is how it re-creates a life we wish we'd had when we were 14.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Callan McAuliffe, a handsome Australian youth, looks right as the perma-press Bryce.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sweet, smartly acted, and charmingly old-fashioned, Flipped is a minor pleasure that will strike a lot of moviegoers - those who think no...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it's not worth doing cartwheels over, Flipped is a pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Flipped succeeds when it backs off the gluey nostalgia and focuses instead on the subtler pitfalls of adolescence - the tough stuff, the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
Worse, he (Reiner) vacuum-seals it all in a patronizingly wholesome package, like an extended episode of "The Wonder Years" with all the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.
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Deep meaning

By mikeee
This is more than a cute movie with a story line. It's filled with moral messages that create talking points for parents and kids. Rob has created a movie that requires thinking. There's no sex, no...

beautifully made

By movie vixen
A beautifully made film. Accurate to the moods of the 50's and 60's. We saw it as a group (5 of us) and we all related to the characters. The acting was perfect and the story line was well developed...

No flipping over Flipped

By nsalovesmoviesathome
Basically, Rob Reiner wrote a double script. Each scene was played out twice, once from the female's point of view and then again from the male's point of view and vice versa. It was a twenty minute,...

Five Word Review

By dcspas
classic family cute uplifting touching...


By hippychicmonkey
BEST MOVIE EVER!! I love it and my friend did too. It really made you feel like you were in it and also it gave you a giddy feeling. two words, watch it!...

Sweet and Simple

By marciamichele
I guess many would call this a chick flick, and being a chick, I liked it! It was very sweet, loved the 1950's setting and especially loved the message for young teens. The characters were great,...

Five Word Review

By Nicci2362
Touching Eye-Opening Heartfelt Life Dramatic...


By sue_pratley
Tender, touching and meaningful story! Thank you, Rob Reiner. We need more movies of this caliber....

Sweet but not Sappy

By minnie_huntingtonbeach
First love as well as a look at family dynamic. John Mahoney always delivers with a stellar performance. He does not disappoint. The 8th graders are fresh in appearance but not in behavior. What...


By philnjamie
Truly a fantastic movie of coming of age, family, relationships, and learning the ways of the world. A must see!!!!!!!!!!...

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Rated PG | For some thematic material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Coming-of-age romance brings light touch to heavy themes.
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