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All through grade school and into high school, she pursues him; they're like the runners in Keats' “Ode on a Grecian Urn” who pursue each other for eternity without ever drawing closer. If Juno had ordinary parents, her story would be a grim morality play.In Reiner's film, they flip and start running in the other direction. But "Flipped" doesn't haul in standard parents of teenagers.Bryce, however, being overly shy like most boys his age, is terrified from the attention of the unknown neighborhood girl (as his wannabe girlfriend) and, in the next six years as they grow into teenagers, does everything he can to avoid Juli.That is the begining of what he calls “a half a decade of strategic avoidance and social discomfort”.Some of today's teenagers are more wounded and cynical than their parents ever were.And for some of them sex is not an undiscovered country.In a way, that's the last year of American teenage innocence, before the '60s took hold.Madeline Carroll and Callan Mc Auliffe, who both look teeth-achingly vulnerable, are sincere and pure and wholesome, and are characters we believe can be hurt.
There isn't trickery: The scenes happen as they seem to, and not in alternate universes.
Madeline Carroll plays Juli Baker, who was determined to get Bryce Loski (Callan Mc Auliffe) to like her when they were kids, but in eighth grade has turned her attention to more urgent matters, like sparing the life of the beautiful sycamore tree in her front yard. Reiner wisely casts gifted actors (Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller as the Bakers, and Anthony Edwards and Rebecca De Mornay as the Loskis).
It is threatened with being chopped down by the forces of evil, and she climbs it and won't come down. There are difficulties and the possibility of heartbreak. He knows that Mahoney can save a wise grandfather from cornball with sheer brute force of niceness.
But they seem so different, depending on who is seeing them.
There's one of those events so beloved by teenage girls in which they can exact excruciating embarrassment on boys while seeming to be blithely unaware.