Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We deserve better villains.

Film: Whip it

Starring: Ellen Page

Synopsis: In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Grade: B+

I loved this movie. The humor was my style and I'm all about a girl go after what makes her happy despite nay-sayer, especially when the alternative is participating in beauty pagents. I was digging the little romance story, too. Husband and I sometimes fantasize about how cool it would have been if we had met in high school. This movie was pretty close to what we say would have happened minus the pool scene and the dude going away on tour. Husband played bass in a band, but they only played one show.

Maybe my favorite part was that Bliss (the main character) worked at a diner where she wore a pig apron. Cute, right?

P.S. If you liked Juno, you should love this one. And if you hated Juno, this one is not for you.


Adam said...

Yeah, that stake dance never knew what hit it. Then our guitarist went on a mission like two weeks later, so that was the end of that.

Jen said...

Is that Mabey from Arrested Development? Me gusta!

pedslp said...

Just watched it. Loved it!