Flipped - latest movie I saw that did not disappoint. I recommend it.
Friday, September 30, 2011
I don't really know why but ten minutes into the movie and I already knew it was based on a book. A novel I've never heard of until today is not at all unusual but me not hearing about a novel as good as this one (and I'm judging solely on the film adaptation's performance) is something of a rarity. The he says-she says storytelling is brilliant. The characters are alive and dynamic and we see them course through changes in two very different first-person point of views. With this, we are reminded that we may look at the same thing at the same time, but what you perceive may not always be the same as what another does. Respect would probably be the strongest lesson the film offers. But if you're not out to look for lessons, Flipped's romantic lead would probably be enough to satisfy - charming, good-looking, and very talented. That Callan McAuliffe sure is going places.