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If all this blogging hasn’t made it blatant, I’m a bit of a Hopeless Romantic. True story, in fact this on-going series was inspired by one of the most beautiful and talented women I’ve ever known.

Another true life tale is my relationship with the movie “Flipped.” Just before I began penning the introduction to MLatM I was busy creating my list of mid-summer-must-see-movies. At the top of that list was Rob Reiner’s “Flipped.”

Then the blog began, Dreamland welcomed me into the family, struggles mounted, and Flipped came and went. Sure I shared numerous tales via many other enjoyable films, but I felt a lack and a lull at the loss of Flipped. Knowing the movie to be a childhood tale about 50’s styled romance I was obviously destined to enjoy it. I knew going in that the story came with character controlled narrations and tons of bashful butterflies. I knew it was shot in suburban splendor and that everyone was adorned in preppy attire. However, like every MLatM selection I never knew what I would learn until the final credits rolled.

Due to the vacation time afforded by this lengthy holiday season I was finally able to watch Flipped the other night, and I learned a lot about what I didn’t know.

Through the eyes of Juli Baker and Bryce Loski I learned that life is nice and simple until it’s flipped. You see the story utilizes both leads’ perspectives. At first you get the cocky-softy Bryce Loski and his innocent but limited outlook on women. Then you get Juli’s passionate and troubling romantic view of life and the men therein. Unlike other movies you get these conflicting yet harmonizing views completely independent. Meaning, first you see time pass through Bryce’s eyes, and then you see the same time pass before Juli’s.

I wish such a luxury could be afforded to ignorant men like me. Never before had a film so powerfully explained how much I didn’t know about women, their wants, and needs. In turn I think women would be able to learn about men, our weaknesses, and hearts.

I learned that love exists in the unexpected. It sometimes travels solo, passes its destination, and struggles to find its way home. I learned that a woman’s worth is priceless, her mind unfathomable, and her heart irreplaceable. I learned misunderstanding runs rampant, and fear breeds quickly wherever loves involved. I also learned that love is the only means of overcoming both. I learned that perspective is a gift, and that mine though honest is imperfect… just like my life at the movies.



  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see this movie, been wanting to see it for the longest time. Hopefully it does well on DVD/Blu Ray as I truly miss this type of film.

    • Anonymous

      I highly doubt it’s gonna do well on BluRay/DVD. It’s not a movie that got a big enough promotional campaign. However, after a few years of word of mouth, some time on cable movie stations, and maybe one day a network feature slot… it will find its way into American hearts. Nevertheless you will love it. Any fan of the Wonder Years will as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    Cool piece man. I will definitely check this out. Women are very interesting creatures for sure! lol

    • Anonymous

      You say interesting and I say inspirational…. either way we both know they reason that the globe stays rotational!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    sounds like you learned alot …

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