Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut stars Ellen Page ( Juno ) as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small-town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller-derby. Marcia Gay Harden plays Bliss’s disapproving mother, while Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis play roller-derby stars. Whip It also stars Eve, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern, Alia Shawkat, Ari Graynor, Andrew Wilson, Zoe Bell and singer-songwriter Landon Pigg. —tiff.net
The granddaughter of John Barrymore and grandniece of Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore was born in Culver City, California on February 22, 1975. From there, she didn’t waste much time getting in front of the cameras, making her first commercial at nine months and her first television movie, Suddenly Love, at the age of two. Two years later, she made her film debut, appearing as William Hurt’s daughter in Altered States (1980). At the advanced age of seven, Barrymore became a true celebrity, thanks to her role as the cherubic Gertie in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The huge success of that 1982 film endeared Barrymore to millions of audience members, but following leads in two more films, Irreconcilable Differences and Firestarter (both 1984), the young actress began to succumb to a destructive lifestyle defined by drugs, alcohol, and too much partying. A child expected to behave like an adult, Barrymore began drinking at the age of nine and started… read more
File this one under: films with unnecessary romantic subplots. Minus one star for Ellen Page spit-swapping with Landon Pigg. That was not something I needed to see. However, if Ellen Page been paired with Alia Shawkat's character, then it would have lent the film that much more authenticity. I mean, the film already had a kind of coming out narrative happening in it. Why not go the full distance?
Of course it's fluffy and sugarcoated with cardboard cut out characters and is visually very unimpressive, but it seemed to me to be heartfelt and managed to be engaging....so engaging that when it started to throw the arbitrary emotional punches I embraced them with tears in my eyes.
Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut is much like her personality. It’s cute, fun, funny and surprising. With a career in front of the camera for almost all of her life and working with so many talented… read review
Malang melintang di dunia hiburan sebagai seorang aktris semenjak usia belia telah memberikan Drew Barrymore banyak pengalaman hidup. Barrymore, yang sempat memiliki banyak masalah pribadi ketika masa… read review
Mostly, I just went to see this film because Landon Pigg stars in it! He’s playing Ellen Page’s guitar-playing love interest, Oliver.
Also, this is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut!
But… read review