Movie: Whip It (2009)
Movie: Whip It
Stars: Sarah Habel, Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material
Bliss Cavendar has grown unhappy with the apparent small-town Texas life of Friday night football and beauty pageant competition, the football championed by her father Earl and the pageants by her mother Brooke. She commiserates with her best friend Pash at their waitressing jobs. Pash has a plan to get out: she is applying to Ivy League schools. Bliss just wants to get out and needs a plan and a calling. She finds it during a shopping trip to Austin, Texas where she picks up a flyer for a Roller Derby event, schemes to attend, gets invited to try out and becomes Babe Ruthless, her alter-ego roller derby character. She makes the team, lies about her age, works hard to succeed, experiences her first love with the young lead singer of an Indie rock band, gets disappointed in love, bonds with her new family of roller derby girls, fights with her mother to escape the beauty pageant and live her new dream as roller derby star.Popcorn and drinks provided.