Drew Barrymore's directing debut 'Whip It' is released nationwide in cinemas today. I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of the film recently, and I loved it. Before watching I was pretty skeptical thinking it would be another typical teen comedy, but I was pleasantly surprised.
To sum it up, Whip It is the story of Bliss, a seventeen year old from a small town in Texas who's bored with her everyday life and seeking adventure. While on a trip out of town she meets the rebellious roller derby girls, and decides to attend their try out session. She makes the team, and the story follows her through all the falls and bruises as she works her way up, attempting to lead her team to glory.
Featuring a great cast including Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis, Eve and Drew Barrymore herself, the film is a great success, something that will make you laugh out loud.. and maybe even inspire you to try on some skates of your own!
Check out the trailer here