Barrymore works with a Shauna Cross script (based on her own novel Derby Girl) and an all-star cast featuring Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern, Kristen Wiig, Landon Pigg, Jimmy Fallon, Eve, and Juliette Lewis.Page is Bliss Cavendar, whose mother (Harden) sees her daughter in gowns and crowns as she continues the family tradition of winning beauty pageant trophies.If you want a great night at the movies, if you want a solid movie with enjoyable memories, and if you want to answer that question of "I wonder how Drew Barrymore would be as a director," go see Whip It. I attended the World Premiere of "Whip It" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.This is quite an impressive directorial debut for Drew Barrymore (who also stars).click on the title of any post, it is a link to a separate page that shows all the comments.
Her innocent face leaves you rooting for her while at the same time wondering if her decisions are ultimately right.
Apparently Lions Gate put on a search to find Page’s “music-playing love interest” and message board speculation suggests this might be Pigg’s role (according to Wikipedia this is true, so it must be fact).
But he is on the movie’s IMDB page as well (as unreliable as that can be at times) and according to that site, Har Mar Superstar is also featured as a roller derby referee (he also had a small role in, “Lovely, Still” that appeared at TIFF earlier this year).
Kristen Wiig was her usual funny self, The rest of the cast, including Zoe Bell (excellent in Tarantino's Deathproof), Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harding, Daniel Stern, Drew, Jimmy Fallon, all performed well. She elicited excellent performances out of her cast, the film was well shot, the sound and editing were nicely done and I look forward to seeing what Drew can do on her next effort.
The premiere of Whip It, which took place on September 13th, 2009 at TIFF was enthusiastically well received by the audience.
And by the way Drew, you looked smashing at the premiere! Drew Barrymore is well known for her quirky acting and distinct personality.