Mini Review - The Flip Side

The Flip Side (out Aug 30) is an Australian rom-com about a woman who receives an unexpected visit from an ex-boyfriend looking to rekindle past times. Writers Marion Pilowsky and Lee Sellars are trying to give the romantic comedy genre a shake-up but the problem here is the execution. The dialogue is contrived, stuffy, over-written. The small talk around the dinner table is particularly bad. Grade: C+.