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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Wendelin Van Draanen no image available
Interview by: Tiffany Le
Jul 26, 2010
Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Alan Greisman, Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: If the movie ends up being labeled "good for you" by reviewers, is that a good or bad thing these days?
RR: "Good for you?" Ooh, that sounds like eating your spinach to me. I don't know, to me, a movie is good for you if you're entertained, and you're moved. I don't label this movie as good for anybody except on that basis, that it's a real movie about real people going through what every kid goes through at that age, and hopefully it entertains and moves you. That's what makes it good. I wouldn't say good for you, because that, to me, sounds like you gotta eat your spinach.

Q2: Can you tell us how you came about finding this movie and the collaboration with Wendelin?
RR: My son Nick was assigned this in school; he was 11 years old in the fifth grade, and he brought the book home, and we read it together, because many times we'd read things together, and as...

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