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Alice Upside Down (2007)

Alyson Stoner , Lucas Grabeel , Sandy Tung  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Alyson Stoner, Lucas Grabeel, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall, Parker Posey McKenna
  • Directors: Sandy Tung
  • Writers: Sandy Tung, Meghan Heritage, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Declan O'Brien
  • Producers: Jimmy Gould, Mark Hauser, Marie Tappero
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00180OU7U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,719 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alice Upside Down" on IMDb

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Finally, a film that explores the challenges and insecurities facing middle school girls minus an overabundance of attitude. Alice Upside Down, based on the book The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, is the story of Alice (Alyson Stoner), an insecure 6th grader who's mother died several years ago who's just moved to a new town where she'll be entering middle school. A magnet for embarrassing moments, Alice's first meetings with her neighbor Elizabeth (Parker McKenna Posey) and soon-to-be-classmate Patrick (Dylan McLaughlin) are hardly omens of a smooth introduction to middle school. Worse yet, the first day of school finds Alice enrolled in nightmare teacher Mrs. Plotkin's (Penny Marshall) homeroom class, at odds with the school principal, and saddled with a derogatory nickname that threatens to stick. Like many adolescents, Alice deals with her self-doubt by fantasizing about encounters in which she's confident and popular and by shutting out her father Ben (Luke Perry) and her older brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel). As Alice struggles to find her place in middle school, she matures both emotionally and socially and her relationships with her family, friends, and teacher Mrs. Plotkin begin to change and grow in positive ways. What's so refreshing about Alice Upside Down is that the film truly captures the insecurities of being an 11-year-old about to enter middle school without the abundance of teen attitude so popular in contemporary films. Alice is the adolescent every parent hopes for--she's a real, likeable kid who's changing and maturing into a strong young woman. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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Change to: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, Alice McKinley finds her life seriously disrupted when her father Ben buys a store and moves her and her older brother Lester to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a rough time adjusting to her new school, especially after she gets the stern Mrs. Plotkin as her core teacher. Feeling shy and isolated, Alice frequently escapes into a vivid fantasy life that occasionally gets her into hot water. But with a little unexpected help from Mrs. Plotkin, Alice learns not to judge by appearances or jump to conclusions. More importantly, she confronts her father over his inability to accept their loss and move on into the future.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cast but a bit slow July 28, 2008
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This is a movie about a girl who has to start life over again in a new town just as she enters the most awkward time of life -- middle school. Her mother passed away when she was five and she doesn't have any maternal role models.

The cast has a lot of potential to put together an outstanding movie. I have watched Alyison Stoner grow up on Disney as "Mike's spunky (and smarter) sister" on the quickie "Mike's Supershort Show". She has developed into a fine young actress and obviously has a lot of talent in terms of acting, singing and even dancing. Lucas Grabeel of High School Musical fame is given a better opportunity to be a likable character and show his talent.

In a way, this movie reminds me of a tragic version High School Drama Queen with Lindsey Lohan. You watch as everything goes wrong for Alice and after awhile, you just wish SOMETHING would go right... And if the stuff that went wrong was somewhat funny, it would be easier to take. But very little of it is funny... just sad.

It tries to involve too many themes and does none of them justice. You find yourself feeling like you came in in the middle and missed critical pieces. Like what happened to her mom? Who is the lady they left behind in Chicago and why does the dad want to get away from her when she clearly was a help to Alice? Lucas' character gets caught dating 2 girls at the same time but we didn't even realize that he was dating one of them so that scene just seemed out of place. The dad starts dating an old high school friend but once again, that never gets fully fleshed out and doesn't really seem to be relevant.

Despite the shortcomings, I would still recommend the movie -- particularly if you have a tween-ager.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film for an average day..... August 19, 2008
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This movie wasn't bad at all. There is so much that's generic and junky about Alice Upside Down that it's hard to pick out the bright spots, though the issues involved in this carries the film for me.

Penny Marshall's appearance as Mrs. Plotnik has a nice resonance--that is, until the script gives her a medical crisis to test Alice's new-found allegiance. Luke Perry looks realistically lost in dealing with his onscreen daughter's dilemmas. But then he turns around and rejects the advances of a successful former classmate because he has "too much on his plate." Huh? Perhaps the most endearing character is big brother Lester. With his Kewpie doll face and slacker shaved head, he comes across as relatively well-adjusted. Sure, he picks on his sister relentlessly and is seen as kind of a womanizing sneak, but he also comforts Alice when she's down and does a good job of being there when the circumstances require. Lucas Grabeel, of High School Musical fame, does a good job of traversing his mandated territory quite well. Too bad everything else about Alice Upside Down couldn't be so casual and carefree. It's the perfect example of forced family fare. Recommend for mild entertainment.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Light Family Film With A Few Heavy Issues July 21, 2008
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"Alice Upside Down," based on the "Alice" series of books from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor explores the ups and downs of being a pre-teen girl. Alyson Stoner ("Camp Rock," "Mike's Super Short Show") portrays Alice McKinley, a young girl who's mother died when she was five and has grown up with her big brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel of "High School Musical") under the guidance of their widowed father, Ben (Luke Perry, "Jeremiah," "Eight Seconds," "Beverly Hills, 90210").

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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent family film August 8, 2008
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There's hundreds (if not thousands) of films aimed at the pre-teen and teen markets that aim to provide a valuable life lesson. This is certainly nothing new. But many of those films also suffer from a distinct lack of anything resembling reality, so the target audience often finds the lessons lost or muddled in between all the flash and fantasy. Not so with this one. The lead performers all look and (more often than not) act "real". And with the decent production values and good performances, the message of "Alice Upside Down" comes through loud and clear, and rings true.
Recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's an okay movie. It did keep my interest ...
It's an okay movie. It did keep my interest, but I do not think I would watch it again.
Published 1 month ago by A. Starkovich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i follow aly stoner
Published 1 month ago by Gary J. Goree
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie. I love all of Alyson Stoner's work
Published 2 months ago by Akilah Somersall
2.0 out of 5 stars Casting was excellent and was the reason that I watched it
Cute family film. Casting was excellent and was the reason that I watched it.
Published 2 months ago by JW
5.0 out of 5 stars Family-friendly movie that deals with adolescent issues
I watched "Alice Upside Down" with my 8.5-year-old daughter tonight and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Z Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Gifted
I assume it was enjoyed. Sent as gift. Never heard back or if I did have no recall.It was highly recommend by a children's librarian
Published 21 months ago by omaha chic
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but "clasic" idea
This was a pretty good movie. It had a couple funny parts, but there was a couple kissing scenes and they misused God's name a couple of times, plus the acting wasn't the best. Read more
Published on July 19, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie really speaks out to everyone
I really enjoyed watching this movie, Alison Stoner did a great job. In the movie Alice feels like she's always messing up & cant do anything right. Read more
Published on June 21, 2011 by Miss.Love.Reading.Books
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute for kids, but a few moments inappropriate for young kids
This had some cute moments, but there were a few times when I thought it wasn't age appropriate. It seems geared toward 6th graders. Read more
Published on February 27, 2010 by Enjolras
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