Synopsis: Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's dazzling brown eyes back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's dazzling brown eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

All I ever wanted

was for Juli Baker to leave me alone.

It all began in the summer of 1957,

before the start of second grade.

Here we are.

Ha, ha.

- What do you guys think?

I like this place.

It's cool.

Uh, what color is my room?

Just you wait.

Let's see what's inside.

Hey, come on, buddy Bryce.

Why don't, uh, you and I

go help unload the van...

...and the womenfolk here

can get in the kitchen and start setting up.

Okay, Dad.

For me, it was the beginning

of what would be...

...more than half a decade of

strategic avoidance and social discomfort.

- Hi, I'm Juli Baker.

- Hey, hey, what are you doing?

Don't you want some help?

No. There's some

valuable things in there.

- How about this one?

- No, no, no.

Run home. Your mother's

probably wondering where you are.

Oh, no, my mom knows where I am.

She said it's fine.

It didn't take long to realize

this girl could not take a hint.

- It's crowded in here with three people.

- I don't mind.

Of any kind.

- You wanna push this one together?

Bryce, isn't it time for you

to go help your mother?


Oh, yeah.


I mean, nothing would stop her.

I was about to tell her to get lost

when the weirdest thing happened.

I couldn't believe it.

There I was holding hands

with this strange girl.

- How did I get into this mess?

Well, hello.

- I see you've met my son.

- Uh-huh.

Finally, I did the only manly

thing available when you're 7 years old.


However, my troubles were far from over.

The minute I walked

into Miss Yelson's classroom...

Bryce? You're here.


...it was clear:

School would not be a sanctuary.


Hey, Bryce, where's your girlfriend?


I was branded for life.

Hey, Bryce,

why don't you ask her to marry you?


Bryce and Juli sitting in a tree



My first year in town was a disaster.


Look at them.


And the next three weren't much better.

But finally, in the sixth grade,

I took action.

I hatched the plan.


Sherry, wait up.

Hi, Bryce. Heh.


I asked out Sherry Stalls.

I was wondering if you wanted to go...

To full appreciate

the brilliance of this plan...

...you have to understand

that Juli hated Sherry Stalls...

...though I never understood why.

Sherry was nice, friendly

and she had a lot of hair.

At first, my mother wouldn't let me

get my ears pierced, but I begged...

The idea was that Sherry

would eat with me...

...maybe we'd walk around together,

and hopefully Juli would lose interest.

But I still can't get the hoops till I'm 16.

Oh, that's a shame.

So Melanie wanted to get her ears pierced,

but of course her mother said no.

So she threw a fit and smashed

her Johnny Mathis Greatest Hits album...


...and she got grounded, so now she can't

come to my pajama sleepover party.


Things were unfolding quite nicely.

What are you doing

for your science project?

That is, until my supposed

best friend, Garrett Einbinder...

...took an interest in Sherry himself.

I was thinking of showing how split ends

react with different hair conditioners.

That's fascinating.

Loyalty gave way to desire

and Garrett, the turncoat...

...told Sherry what I was up to.




She didn't take it well.

Word got back to Juli, and pretty soon

she started up with the goo-goo eyes again.

Only this time it was worse.

She started sniffing me.

That's right, sniffing me.

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Rob Reiner

Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. As a director, Reiner was recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) with nominations for the coming of age comedy-drama film Stand by Me (1986), the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992). He also directed the psychological horror-thriller Misery (1990), the romantic comedy fantasy adventure The Princess Bride (1987), and the heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984). more…

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