Two 13-year-olds feel the first stirrings of love for each other in Flipped
, directed by Rob Reiner. Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) and Becky (Madeline Carroll) narrate the film Rashomon
-style, but the he-said/she-said kills the tempo, with scenes doubling back to replay from the other's perspective. It feels like one step forward, two steps back with this thing. And voice-over narration: when it is used, do you think of Goodfellas
, The Shawshank Redemption
or Apocalypse Now
? You know, the filmmakers that resurrected the device for their own purposes and then singularly killed it for others that dare attempt to use it again?