Alice Upside Down

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Alice Upside Down
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Directed by Sandy Tung
Produced by Dale Rosenbloom
Carl Borack
Sandy Tung
Declan O'Brien
Screenplay bySandy Tung
Meghan Heritage
Story bySandy Tung
Meghan Heritage
Declan O'Brien
Based on Alice series
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Starring Alyson Stoner
Lucas Grabeel
Bridgit Mendler
Luke Perry
Penny Marshall
Ashley Eckstein
Music by Adam Gorgoni
CinematographyMark Mervis
Edited byClarinda Wong
Production
company
Open Pictures
Avondale Entertainment Group
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
October 6, 2007
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Alice Upside Down is a 2007 comedy-drama film, based in the Alice series written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The film was shot at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. 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. The film's plot centers on Alice, an 11-year-old girl starting the sixth grade at a new school. It was starring Alyson Stoner, Lucas Grabeel, Bridgit Mendler, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall and Ashley Eckstein.

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Plot

Alice McKinley (Alyson Stoner) is an 11-year-old girl who is facing many challenges. Her mother, Marie, died when she was very young, so she never really got to know her. She lives with her brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel) and her father, Ben (Luke Perry). The family moves to a new house, and soon meet their new neighbors, a girl Alice's age named Elizabeth (Parker McKenna Posey) and her mother. The next day Alice goes to school with Elizabeth and runs into a boy named Patrick (Dylan McLaughlin), whom she accidentally walked in on in a dressing room a few days earlier - in his underwear! They line up to find their teachers, and Alice really hopes she's in beautiful Miss Cole's (Ashley Eckstein) class. Instead, she winds up with the seemingly evil (but actually strict and caring) 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. Unfortunately, Alice is tone-deaf (although her dad is a musician), so she's unable to get the part. Her arch rival Pamela (Bridgit Mendler) gets the role instead, and Alice lands the role of a frog. Pamela hasn't been very nice to Alice ever since she came to school. Alice tells her dad and brother about it, but they end up being discouraging. Her dad opens a new shop, and Alice tries to set up her dad and Miss Cole up, as she's searching for a mother figure to replace the one she lost, but her dad says she is too young for him. Then her dad starts dating a new girl, Kelly, (Jilanne Klaus) and Alice is afraid her father will marry her. One night, Alice sneaks downstairs and sees her father and Kelly kissing, and it really hurts her. Her Aunt Sally (Ann Dowd), who is her mother's older sister, and her husband come to visit. Their father finds Aunt Sally annoying, as she thinks they can't take care of themselves. During the visit, Alice finds a video of her mother, and later watches the video. Her father reprimands her when he finds out, 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. She also realizes that Miss Cole isn't all that. On the night of the play, Alice accidentally tears down the set, and everyone is upset at her, including 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

Soundtrack

Alice Upside Down
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2008 [1]
Recorded2007
Genre Pop rock
Length38:32
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

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Lost and Found" Alyson Stoner 3:42
2."Gotta Rock" Lucas Grabeel 3:34
3."Jenny Got A Fever"Lucas Grabeel3:50
4."Good Time"Eliot Sloan2:46
5."Something Out Of Nothing"Lost Tricks2:44
6."Wrap Around"Dayna Lane2:37
7."Starting Over"Jordan John2:53
8."If You Didn't Care"Dayna Lane4:06
9."Free Spirit" (backing vocals by Bridgit Mendler)Alyson Stoner3:33
10."Higher" (DJ Scotty K Mix)Tiffany6:49

Home media

The film was released directly to DVD on July 29, 2008.

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References

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