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Flipped

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Flipped | BACK IN THE OLD DAYS Callan McAuliffe and Stefanie Scott in Flipped
Ben Glass

Flipped

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
88 minutes
director:
Rob Reiner
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Rob Reiner
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

Teen sweethearts (Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe) offer a he said/she said history of their courtship in the 1950s nostalgiafest Flipped, based on a popular young-adult novel. Despite having one of the genre’s classics (1986’s Stand by Me) on his résumé, director Rob Reiner turns this coming-of-age story into a clumsy mash of tired golden-oldie vignettes and overheated drama. Worse, he vacuum-seals it all in a patronizingly wholesome package, like an extended episode of The Wonder Years with all the wonder sucked out. C-

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