Alice Upside Down
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Moving into a new town can be tough for a young girl, especially if she's a tomboy with a wild imagination. Alice feels that she can't do anything right and always seems to end up in embarassing situations. She dislikes her new teacher, has a tough time making friends and doesn't understand why girls think her brother is cute. Lester seems to have adjusted to his new home quite nicely. He's in a band, has a few girls after him and his grades are decent enough. Ben has also adjusted to his new digs. His music shop is a success and he's started a relationship with an old friend.
While this sounds like a typical Disney Channel or Nickelodeon film, there are some tough issues that are addressed. Ben struggles with the loss of his wife. He also battles his relatives over how to properly bring up his children. Alice deals with all of the normal problems that face young teens and pre-teens, but her mother's death weighs heavy on her as well. She is desperate to fit in, but her male-driven upbringing makes her stick out like a sore thumb. She also has a problem of forming an opinion of people before actually getting to know them. This especially comes into play when a supposed villain becomes a best friend.
The cast is excellent. The youngsters in the film do a fine job.Read more ›
She in her own mind is the coolest kid in school, however in reality she is off center, off key and strange to most. Can she fit in is the point.
Lead by her new english teacher (Penny Marshall, in one the best roles she has had in years), she teaches Alice. And Alice learns she is special even when her world sometime is upsidedown to many.
This is a cute film, similar to ones that Disney Channel runs. One would hope another film comes soon, this small film is one of those films that you don't need special effects to pull on your heart string with good old fashion family values. The humor and warmth is there and the cast is good.
To watch and enjoy this film, You just need a heart to watch and an open mind to what a family film really is.
I would wish there was a commentary, would love a director or cast insight..but alas like alice, this cool feature isnt on this production
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
This is mostly very light material with a few issues that, while depressing, are handled in a positive light with good role models shown.
There's a positive vibe that sat well the entire film - for this parent.
The joy of watching Alice come to terms with each setback and embarrassment is what makes "Alice Upside Down" most fun, and young girls will enjoy the vicarious thrill of seeing someone so smart and pretty bumbling through the kinds of situations that most of us run into much more than we'd like in adolescence. Some of the issues dealt with in "Alice Upside Down" feel heavy at times, as Alice confronts her father about his difficulty integrating poignant memories of the past (in the form of old home movies and pictures of his wife) with the new life he's building in the new house and town.
While the main story line of how Alice can develop her sense of identity in a new town even when things seem to keep going wrong is fairly good, there are some choppy aspects to "Alice Upside Down." The movie's frequent use of voice-over narrative in which Alice looks and speaks directly to the camera kept reminding me that this is "just a movie," and the character development seemed a bit flat and two-dimensional.Read more ›
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Alice Upside Down is about a 11 year old girl who lost her mother when she was 5 years old so the only immediate family members she has is her dad and her brother Lester. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amy ER Hufker
This movie is so funny and fun to watch imagining both worlds collide and try to make any sense of it every day!Published 18 months ago by Capital One Platinum
It's an okay movie. It did keep my interest, but I do not think I would watch it again.Published 18 months ago by A. Starkovich
Cute family film. Casting was excellent and was the reason that I watched it.Published 19 months ago by JW