Whip It

Rated PG-13 111 min. 2009

Ellen Page is Bliss Cavendar, a high-school senior and teenage beauty queen with a domineering mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Instead of rebelling like other girls by sleeping with a dirty badboy (which she does later as well), she joins a roller derby team composed of rough-and-tumble chicks like Smashley Simpson (Drew Barrymore, who also makes her directorial debut here) and Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig). Turns out Bliss is fast on her skates, which soon puts her at odds with current queen of the ring Iron Maven (Juliette Lewis) — as well as her mom. Whip It is a Rocky for teenage girls, but just as much fun for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being more than their parents expected (111 min.).

Film Credits

Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/whipit

Director: Drew Barrymore

Writer: Shauna Cross

Producer: Barry Mendel

Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon and Daniel Stern

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