Thursday, September 22, 2011

Movie Review - Flipped (2010)

Today, I had time to visit DVD room located in our accommodation where we borrow DVDs for free. Cinema theater is prohibited in the Kingdom, and we are glad that our company provided us this free advantage to enjoy. I was reckoning for the new movies but they were mostly action-packed and heavy drama. After a very stressful day, I needed a story line that is a funny, romantic and light film, eliminating plots that are too complicated and mind-boggling. My short trip from rack to rack of DVDs brought me back to a 2010 movie that captivates my sight.

Flipped (2010)
Cast : Madeline Carroll, Callan McAullife, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed by : Rob Reiner
Writer : Rob Reiner

My rundown:
Bryce Loski have always been annoyed by Juli Baker since the day of their acquaintance, unlike Juli who developed admiration to him instantly, is hoping that he will be her first kiss. Set on late 50's and early 60's, it remains a beautiful scenarios in a funny exploration of innocence, infatuation, braveness, friendship and misinterpretation of youth feelings, and the important lesson of a family bond despite differences.

My verdict:
This movie takes me to a warm and laid back moment during my early teens. The plot story is pleasantly light but the element of lines and strong performances are so striking and pretty nostalgic. I heartily consider this as my favorite film, simply marvelous and a must-see again and again and again!


My favorite quotes:
Grandfather : You know, Bryce... once's character is set at an early age. I'd hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back.
Bryce : Sir?
Grandfather : It's about honesty, son. Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning... can save a whole lot of pain down the road.


Juli : I guess it's something about his eyes or maybe his smile. 
Father : And what about him? 
Juli : What? 
Father : You have to look at the whole landscape. 
Juli : What does that mean? 
Father : A painting is more then the sum of it's parts. A cow by itself is just A cow. A 
meadow by itself is just grass, flowers. And the sun picking through the trees, is just a beam of light. But you put them all together and it can be magic.

Grandfather : Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare
(photo via netkushi.com)                         
A scene during the Loski and Baker family dinner (photo via netkushi.com)
Bryce Loski and Juli Baker (photo via netkushi.com)
(photo via netkushi.com)
Young Bryce and Juli (photo via netkushi.com)

And, I had a crispy chicken meal served as my early dinner while watching the heartwarming film. my crispilicious goodness!
French fries where art thou? oops.. I need my calorific fries to dwell on my post, lame excuse :D

Well, I told you a lot. I hope you'll watch this film and I will be glad with your input.
Greetings, Aileen 

19 comments:

  1. oh i think i have to check this movie out :)
    thank you for commenting on my blog

    by the way : i have a small giveaway on my blog right now :)
    sammie
    from
    fashionbarbecue.com

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  2. Wow I had never heard of this film before! I seriously need to add it to my netflix queue. Thanks for the review! :)

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  3. Sammie - thanks, hope you will like the movie :D

    Jennifer Fabulous - you're so lucky you have netflix. it's unfortunately not available in my loc :( have fun watching :D xoxo

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  4. I think I read the book Flipped a long time ago, I've always wanted to see the movie! Great review :) And thanks for commenting on my blog!

    I'm now following yours!

    xo, gina

    anythingimaginableblog.blogspot.com

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  5. Gina - I think it's from a book. I really hope you could watch it :)

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  6. i will have to check the book/movie out ! great review!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! i am also hosting a cute giveaway!

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  7. Carolina - sure I will check out your blog, thanks for the visit :D

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  8. Thanks for the comment dear!!

    Yeah lets follow eachother.

    Bianca

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  9. aaaaaaaah wow, thanks for sharing, honey!
    the pictures are so cute, i love the last one of this cute couple :)
    wish you a wonderful weekend!
    maren anita
    www.fashion-meets-art.blogspot.com

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  10. Keeping up with E.S.E.M - thanks sweety :D

    fashion meets art - it's really a cute movie, wish you a nice time too Maren. thanks for the visit xxo

    Lucrezia (The Shabby Labels) - welcome dear :)

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  11. love this post! is different and really interesting ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  12. nice blog :) now following you
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    @mousi

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  13. Maria Bastida - i wanna thank you once again :)

    .:mo:. - so thanks dear, sure i'll follow you too.

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  14. this movie seems interesting fro your review.. thanks for sharing..

    btw, new follower here.=)

    -Macy
    www.maccyy.blogspot.com

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  15. MACY - thanks a lot that you like my review, watching film is my fave hobby :D it really kills time especially where I am right now!

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  16. aww that looks like a cute/sweet movie. i have to check that out one of these days :).

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  17. Janel - you better watch it! it's really heartwarming.

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