Flipped: the movie

September 1, 2010

Rob Reiner’s film version of Wendelin Van Draanen’s 2001 book Flipped opened last week. 

American Libraries interviewed Rob Reiner about making the film: Filming Flipped: An Interview with Director Rob Reiner

American Libraries: How did you come to select Flipped to adapt for the screen?

ROB REINER: My son Nick was assigned to read the novel in school about five years ago when he was 11, and we read it together and I literally flipped over it. It was so insightful in capturing the feelings of when you first fall in love, and it portrayed it in a way that I remember from when I was 12 years old. In the ending credits of the film, Nick is listed as having inspired the film.

School Library Journal interviewed Wendelin Van Draanen: Flipped for Wendelin Van Draanen

Were you involved in the screenwriting?
Not officially, but anyone who’s read the book will recognize that much of the voice-over and dialog is taken straight from the book. When complimented on the screenplay, Rob’s always very gracious to point out that “Wendelin did all the heavy lifting.” It really is more like the book than any movie I’ve ever seen.

See the movie trailer at http://flipped-movie.warnerbros.com/#/Video

via American Libraries Inside Scoop and School Library Journal Extra Helping

posting by Lorraine


2 Responses to “Flipped: the movie”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Isn’t Rob Reiner a bit old to be literally flipping over anything?

  2. David Says:

    Hey, at least he can remember when he was 12. I don’t remember last week!

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