Whip It! Review
Let me tell you this, if it weren't for the circumstances, I certainly would have missed out on this movie primarily because it wasn't in the genre that I'm a huge fan of. The circumstances are that it was my mom and dad's 25th wedding anniversary, and my dad was actually in this movie. Not much of a debut considering that he was really just an extra in the beginning of the film. Anyway, the movie is based on a girl named Bliss Cavendar who is a misfit in her town of Bodeen, Texas who doesn't know where she wants to take her life. She's pushed into winning beauty pageants but isn't really feeling it to be all that enjoyable. At one point though, she discovers roller derby, which she tries out for her own, and now becomes part of a roller derby team to bring her into an underdog story of trying to make her team win the winner of the championship. It's a familiar story for sure, but it's actually pretty enjoyable, it takes some familiar ideas and makes for an entertaining movie. If the genre interests you, you might end up enjoying it as well.