61. Teenage LOVE

We fall in love in various stages of our life, right from childhood to old age but all the love we encounter on our way have different meanings to them.Some last some days, some weeks whilst some are etched on our memory throughout our life.

Teenage is that kind of age where only a thin line separates the right from the wrong. Friends, family, relations get defined which shape up our lives, LOVE during Teenage is one such instance that becomes a nostalgic parts of our lives that brings about a smile even today.

PLOT : "A teenage boy and girl describe their love for each other in their own perspective. "

This film has entered my list as one of the sweetest love stories I have ever seen, I have seen the movie many times since the last 3 months, such was the sweetness in the film. The scenes, settings, characters have all brought about a magical combination called "FEEL-GOOD FILM".

"FLIPPED" is directed by Rob Reiner, his other movies includes When Harry Met Sally..., and A Few Good Men. Although this film was adapted from a successful novel, its not easy to reproduce the same in a movie and the director has pulled this off with his magical touch.

The screenplay was written by Rob Reiner along with Andrew Scheinman, never did the movie lose its pace, full credits to them both for this feat.

Casting was simply superb, all the characters in the film who had meaty roles to minor roles pulled it off charmingly, you can't resist to playback some of the reactions of certain characters.

Callan McAuliffe as Bryce Loski and Madeline Carroll as Julianna "Juli" Baker are so very talented, I would love to see them in a full fledged romantic comedy when they grow up.

These two characters were the crux of the film and they did justice to it or should I say lived their roles to perfection, the subtle reactions, teenage crushed were evident in their roles. Their roles were sensible and effective.

The story moved in a he says she says pattern, this kind of story telling needed synchronized cuts, Editing by Robert Leighton, who is regular in Rob Reiner's films has not let the director down. His experienced work is profound and never lacks the punch.

As I already described, the settings of 1960s American suburbs were achieved well. Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth has made sure that everything had the right tone to it

Rob Reiner's another regular technician in the movie was Marc Shaiman who has scored the music for the film, his contribution is evident in the film's trailer itself.

The way the movie had played itself was so very beautiful that I can't stop admiring the various talents involved in the film-making process to bring out this feel. The family fights, the jealousy, hardships in the family are portrayed in a very appealing manner.

I never got the feeling that this story could happen only in foreign countries, the problems & the issues that cropped up in the movie gives the nostalgic feeling that this had happened sometime back in our lives.

Looking back at those scenes there is simply no denying the fact that the memories of LOVE we see in teenage will last forever.

  • Rating : "U"
P.S : "In the novel, the story is set in the early 2000s. The movie shows it set in the early 1960s."


Rajlakshmi said...

since you have called it sweet I will definately watch it :D ... i love these kind of stories.
after a long time huh :)

Inty swetha said...

thanks for the info.. i think i ll surely watch it one day!! getting to know about a good movies these days are so hard!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

Yes, after a loooooooong time indeed :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Inty swetha

Hey welcome back :)

Chandrika Shubham said...

I havn't watched this movie. I will watch it.
Opening paras are too good. Nice review. :)

I posted the reply to ur question on my blog. Please read.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika Shubham

Thanks for the compliments :)

sm said...

smile even today.
nice review
try to watch this movie

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ sm

Thanks :)

Babli said...

I was unaware of this movie. Thanks a lot for giving wonderful review.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Welcome back!!!
And this film seems to be a typical lovey-duvey movie!!! Thanks for the review!!!
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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Its my pleasure yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Mitr Friend

Its good to be back :)

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