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Alice Upside Down

5 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Sandy Tung

Finally, a film that explores the challenges and insecurities facing middle school girls minus an overabundance of attitude.Alice Upside Down, based on the bookThe Agony of Aliceby Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, is the story of Alice (Alyson Stoner), an insecure … see full wiki

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Director: Sandy Tung
5 reviews about Alice Upside Down
review by . February 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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. However, there were a few times when there were veiled references to sex (usually in relation to the older teenage brother or dad). Also, for most of the movie, Alice seems to be the exact opposite of a role model - sleeping during class, wanting to stay with the hot teacher, etc. Fortunately, the movie ends well. The relationship with Mrs. Plotkins was a nice twist …
review by . September 18, 2008
This is a sweet movie about Alice (Alyson Stoner) who moves to a new town and must make friends in a new middle school. Although Alice wants to be one of the cool girls in school her day dreams only land her in one embarrassing situation after another.     However, Alice learns during the course of the movie that appearances aren't everything and she finally begins to accept herself for who she is. She also helps her father (Luke Perry)to accept the loss of her mother and move …
review by . August 19, 2008
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 …
review by . July 23, 2008
I liked this film a great deal. The story follows Alice and her older brother and widowed father as they move to a new neighborhood. Alice faces all the typical insecurities of someone entering their teenage years. Luke Perry plays the father and Penny Marshall appears as Alice's teacher. Alice's adventures are an emotional rollercoaster and the story provides an opportunity for the characters to grow and face the difficult feelings they have held within. Occasionally Alice's character goes into …
review by . July 21, 2008
"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 …
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