Whip it real good!
Couldn’t help singing Devo.
In reality, the post is about Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut with the roller derby movie “Whip It,” starring Ellen Page. I’ve been a fan of Drew Barrymore for as long as I can remember. I had remembered being interested in seeing her first feature as a director. But, like many things, I got busy, and never got around to it.
It’s a fun movie. It’s exactly what I thought it was going to be.
It’s got Drew’s fingerprints all over it of course. But, it also has fun characters performed by some great people.
Like the rest of the world, I have quickly become a fan of Ellen Page, from the moment I saw her in Juno. She didn’t disappoint me in “Whip It.” And, that was just the tip of the iceberg on great people. Juliette Lewis (who is great in everything), Jimmy Fallon (funny man – playing a great character), and Zoe Bell. Zoe Bell is a fucking fantastic stunt woman & was in by far one of the best action sequences ever filmed in “Death Proof.” If you have seen any Tarantino flick since Kill Bill (she was the Bride’s stunt double), you have seen her work. She also appears to have a great onscreen presence & personality. I’m pretty sure she is just being herself. And, she’s pretty fucking funny.
Add in some fun roller derby scenes. Some partying. Some underwater loving. Yup, fun fucking movie. Good times.