By Adam Markovitz
August 04, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
Ben Glass

Flipped

C-
type
  • Movie
Genre

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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Flipped

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  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 88 minutes
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