Alice Upside Down

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Alice Upside Down
Alice Upside Down.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Sandy Tung
Produced by Sandy Tung
Declan O'Brien
David Peters
Carl Borack
Dale Rosenbloom
Written by Sandy Tung
Meghan Heritage
Declan O'Brien
Book series
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Based on Alice series 
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Starring Alyson Stoner
Lucas Grabeel
Bridgit Mendler
Luke Perry
Music by Adam Gorgoni
Cinematography Mark Mervis
Edited by Clarinda Wong
Production
company
Open Pictures
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release dates October 6, 2007
Running time 91 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English

Alice Upside Down is a film adaptation of the Alice series written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The film was shot at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Screened in limited cinema in 2007, it was released wide straight-to-DVD on July 29, 2008. In North America, it airs on Starz Kids & Family, but in the early years, it was on demand. In Latin America, the movie was shown on Disney Channel. The film's plot centers on Alice (Alyson Stoner), an 11-year-old girl starting the sixth grade at a new school. This is a coming-of-age story.

Plot[edit]

Alice McKinley (Alyson Stoner) is an 11-year-old girl who is facing many challenges. Her mother Marie died when she was young, so she never really got to know her. She lives with her brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel) and her father, Ben (Luke Perry). Then they move to a new house, and the neighbors Elizabeth (Parker McKenna Posey) and her mother introduce themselves. The next day Alice goes to school with Elizabeth, and tells her she's really nervous. She runs into a guy Patrick (Dylan McLaughlin) whom she accidentally walked in on. They line up to find their teachers, and Alice really hopes she's in Miss Cole's (Ashley Drane) class. But instead she winds up with the evil Mrs. Plotkin (Penny Marshall) who gives her a hard time. Alice tries out for a play that Miss. Cole's class is directing, and really wants the princess role. But she can't really sing that well, and her arch rival Pamela (Bridgit Mendler) gets the part instead. And Alice lands the role of a frog. Pamela hasn't been very nice to Alice ever since she came to school. Such as telling her secret about Patrick, and trying to steal Elizabeth away, and embarrassing Alice at a restaurant. Alice tells her dad and brother about it, but they tell her that she could never really sing. Her dad opens a new shop, and Alice tries to hook her dad and Miss Cole up, but her dad says she is too young for him. Then her dad starts dating a new girl, Kelly, and Alice is afraid her father will marry her. On top on that, Alice sneaks downstairs one night and see her father and Kelly kissing, and it really hurts her. Their father's sister, Aunt Sally (Ann Dowd) and her husband come to visit. Their father finds Aunt Sally tedious, because she thinks they can't take care of themselves. As they're preparing, Alice finds a video of her mother, and later watches the video. But her father reprimands her, saying that those videos were private. Back at school, Alice slowly begins to bond with Mrs. Plotkin, and finds that she isn't the witch everyone thinks she is. And she finds out that Miss Cole isn't the all-together person she appears to be, and finds it's all an illusion. The night of the play, Alice accidentally tears down the set, and everyone is upset at her, even Miss Cole. They tell her to leave, but Mrs. Plotkin is right there to help her though. After the play, everyone apologizes, even Pamela. At the end of the movie, Pamela and Alice are friends, Patrick asks Alice out, which leads to her having a daydream about her and Patrick kissing, and Lester is seen playing with his band, the Naked Nomads.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Alice Upside Down
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released September 16, 2008[1]
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock
Length 38:32
Label Dauman Music

Alice Upside Down is a soundtrack album by the film of the same name, released on September 16, 2008 by Dauman Music and distributed by Federal Distribution[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Lost and Found"   Alyson Stoner 3:42
2. "Gotta Rock"   Lucas Grabeel 3:34
3. "Jenny Got A Fever"   Lucas Grabeel 3:50
4. "Good Time"   Eliot Sloan 2:46
5. "Something Out Of Nothing"   Lost Tricks 2:44
6. "Wrap Around"   Dayna Lane 2:37
7. "Starting Over"   Jordan John 2:53
8. "If You Didn't Care"   Dayna Lane 4:06
9. "Free Spirit" (backing vocals by Bridgit Mendler) Alyson Stoner 3:33
10. "Higher" (DJ Scotty K Mix) Tiffany 6:49

Home Media[edit]

The movie was a straight-to-DVD and was released on July 29, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice Upside Down - Original Soundtrack". iTunes. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alice Upside Down, Soundtrack". Amaozon. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 

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