I should start off by saying I have a super crush on Ellen Page. She has this really cute, bookworm hotness that drives me crazy. I know she isn’t what I typically find attractive (Asian or leggy blond)but she has this charm that i can’t explain.
Now that I got that out my system I confess to having a soft spot for these coming of age, teenage angst films. Maybe its due to me never having that when I was growing up or perhaps I just suffer from Peter Pan syndrome. Regardless this is a really fun date movie.
Over Simplified Plot Summary
Whip It (based off the young adult novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross) is the story of Bliss, a young girl growing up in small-town in Texas, pressured by her mother to compete in beauty pageants. Wanting to escape and find herself she finds her true calling when she attends a Roller Derby event.