'Flipped' Review By Mantis1882
Wonderful Family Movie
As in the book, the story is told through alternating views of the two main characters. Juli Baker is a precocious young girl with strong opinions who is taken with Bryce, the boy who lives across the street from her. Bryce Loski is a bit of a self-absorbed brat who can't stand the attentions of Juli. As certain events in their lives force each of them to take a closer look at each other, Bryce discovers that Juli is much more than his annoying neighbor, while Juli realizes that Bryce's good looks may be all that he has going for him.
Without taking away from the other stars, Madeline Carrol is the highlight of this movie. She steals the show as Juli. The emotions she shows are so real it's difficult to tell that she is acting. She will undoubtedly be a major star in the years to come.
As writer and director, Rob Reiner did an exellent job in keeping this movie so true to the book. So often directors want to put their own spin on movie adaptations. Changes to the story always end up taking away from the overall movie, so I applaude Mr Reiner for the seemless transition from page to screen.
Overall, this is an excellent movie, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.