It's hard to imagine petite Ellen Page as a rock 'em, sock 'em roller derby queen, but the "Juno" Oscar nominee proves convincing as a Texas teen who becomes a terror on wheels in 'Whip It.' The movie, based loosely on the novel "Derby Girl" by real-life derby vet Shauna Cross (who also wrote the screenplay), marks the directing debut of Drew Barrymore, who plays a supporting role in the film. Who knows whether the movie, which opens today, will run rings around its box-office competitors, but it is earning generally positive reviews.
tags whip it, WhipIt
categories Reviews, Fall Movies