Over the past weekend I was lucky enough to see the sneak peek of Whip It! due to come out this Friday. Go see it. Seriously.
Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this one and its a knock out. Starring Ellen Page as Bliss, Whip It! involves a misfit from a small town trying to find her place in the world among roller derby babes and pageant queens. Based on the book by Shauna Cross by the same title, this movie will have you cheering for the underdog the entire way.
Bliss is a pageant queen that gets involved with the right kind of derby girls to show her that being who you are is all you need. She finds herself on a journey of bruises, heartache and becoming a hero.
Whip It! also starring Barrymore as Smashly Simpson, Andrew Wilson as Razor and an array of comedic vets including Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern and Kristen Wiig. Others include Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Eve.
“Be your own hero” and see this movie on October 2nd.
The soundtrack is amazing, too. Get it on September 29th. Here’s a track listing if you don’t believe me.
Pot Kettle Black – Tilly and the Wall
Sheen is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
What’s the Attitude – Cut Chemist, Hymnal
Bang On – The Breeders
Dead Sound – The Ravonettes
Blue Turning Gray – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman
Leanralilgivinanlovin – Gotye
Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Caught Up in You – .38 Special
Never My Love – Har Mar Superstar Feat. Adam Green
Black Gloves – Goose
Crown of Age – The Ettes
High Times – Landon Pigg, Turbo Fruits
Unattainable – Little Joy
Lollipop [Squeak E. Clean and Desert Eagles Remix] – The Chordettes
Doing it Right – The Go! Team
Breeze – Apollo Sunshine
If you get the soundtrack on iTunes it comes with two additional songs: Know How – Young MC and The Road to Austin – The Section Quartet.