Alyson Stoner, already a Disney Channel staple from five years on Mike’s Super Short Show, as well as a recurring bit on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and guest-starring roles on That’s So Raven and Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, headlines her first movie in Alice Upside Down, a sweet and poignant flick aimed squarely at tween females.
Based on the popular best-selling Alice McKinley books by Newbery
medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and directed by Sandy Tung (Saving Shiloh), the movie tells the story of
11-year-old Alice, who has recently moved to a new town with her
widowed dad Ben (Luke Perry) and teenage brother Lester (Lucas Grabeel), leaving her the only
girl in an all male household. Alice imagines herself cool, confident
and popular, but in reality her life is full of anxiety, awkward
moments and overwhelming challenges. Missing her mom more than
ever during these confusing pre-teen years, Alice feels like she
can’t do anything right. Can Alice survive the embarrassments of being “the new girl” at school, as well as the
miseries inflicted by her stern sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Plotkin (Penny Marshall), and the dramas of her school musical?
Housed in a regular Amray case with a cardboard slipcover, and presented in widescreen enhanced for 16×9 televisions with Dolby surround 5.1 and Dolby surround 2.0 audio mixes, Alice Upside Down includes interviews with Stoner and Grabeel, as well as a brief featurette on the movie’s costumes. To purchase the film via DVD Planet, click here.