Rob Reiner returns to his roots in this simple coming-off age romance about two neighbouring kids growing up on each side of a typical suburban American street in the late 1950s. The title, Flipped, refers to both a development in the male protagonist and to the film's clever narrative style, in which the set of events are told twice, alternatingly from the boy's and the girl's point of view. This may feel exhausting at first glance, but the formula grows on you, and Reiner knows how to utilize the opportunity it creates to sprinkle the story with amusing observations and angles. The story itself is simple, a classic tale of youth and love, but as Reiner rediscovers the at times magical atmosphere from films such as Stand By Me and couples this with beautiful cinematography and sympathetic performances from a fine acting ensemble, Flipped is able to stand out from the crowd and ultimately evoke real emotion despite its somewhat predictable outcome. It's a pleasant film with its heart in the right place. The only thing that doesn't work quite as well as one could have hoped, is the dialogue, which doesn't always seem adjusted for the 1950s.