24 October 2011

"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."
- Chet, Bryce's grandfather

I just finished watching Flipped and even though I really need to prepare to leave and go back to my apartment right this moment I couldn't resist but do a quick post about it.

The movie is about the love-hate relationship between cutie Bryce and spunky Juli that started when they were still kids. At first Bryce hated the attention Juli gives him and how desperate she was to be noticed by him, but after a series of events that involve a wish for a first kiss, a sycamore tree, chickens, a yard-makeover, a sit-down dinner, and a fund-raiser by their school things kinda flipped. Suddenly, Bryce couldn't stop thinking about Juli. There was only one problem: Juli stopped wanting to talk to him.

Both Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe did a great job in portraying the characters they played, but what I specifically liked about this film is the he said-she said style of the narration. It was nice to see both sides of the story, and it offered new insights at what's going on in both characters' minds. I also loved the quaint and vintage feel of the movie, reminding me of my own childhood sweetheart ♥ Even though it didn't really work out for us in the end (and I don't think a mutual love for staying out late playing hide-and-seek qualifies as a solid basis for a mature relationship), I know we will always have all those memories of late summer afternoons spent together to look back to.

I won't tell you the specifics of the movie anymore because I want you to see it yourself. All I can say is, it's the equivalent of a glass of ice-cold lemonade and honey on a hot and humid summer afternoon. So refreshing and light and nice, this movie is.

A conversation between Juli and her dad:
Juli Baker: I guess it's something about his eyes or maybe his smile. 
Richard Baker: And what about him?
Juli Baker: What?
Richard Baker: You have to look at the whole landscape.
Juli Baker: What does that mean?
Richard Baker: A painting is more than the sum of its 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. 

Thank you Eizel for the recommendation! La-la-love this movie ♥ I wish I can find a copy of the book, too. If any of you guys see one please tell me so I can go and buy it! ♥

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