Trailer for Rob Reiner’s coming-of-age tale, FLIPPED

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
June 4th, 2010

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Oh, to be a teenager in love. Some of our readers may very well be said teenagers. And the rest of you could be trying desperately to recapture (or forget) that feeling. The trailer for Rob Reiner's coming-of-age tale, FLIPPED, made me feel a bit nostalgic. Perhaps it will have the same effect on you.

See the trailer after the break.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6FvXvdVyg[/youtube]

Reiner has given us so many favorites - THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, MISERY, A FEW GOOD MEN, and STAND BY ME. He appears to be back to his old tricks, hoping to make us forget such recent disappointing films as ALEX & EMMA and RUMOR HAS IT.

Based on the book of the same name by Wendelin Van Draanen, the story follows two children who meet in the second grade as they age and reconcile their feelings for one another. The film is deeply embedded in '50s style like Reiner fave STAND BY ME. The official synopsis is as follows:

"When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it’s love. But Bryce isn’t so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm’s length...for the next six years, which isn’t easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce’s turn to be dazzled? FLIPPED takes Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are — and who they are to each other."

Reiner co-wrote the script with Andrew Scheinman. They made the decision to move the contemporary tale into the past because Reiner felt, "Today feels less innocent, and I didn't want it to be about texting. I wanted it to be pure and simple while focusing on feelings."

FLIPPED stars Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll, Aidan Quinn, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, and Penelope Ann Miller. The movie will see a limited release on August 6.

Source USA Today

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