Based on the novel by real-life LA Derby Doll Shauna Cross, Whip It (Barrymore’s directorial début) is the ultimate girl power film. Oscar-nominated Juno star Ellen Page stars as Bliss Cavender, a small town girl who throws out tiaras and beauty pageants in favour of bruises and roller skates when she joins her local roller derby. Skating under the alter-ego Babe Ruthless, Bliss proves that you don’t have to follow the pack to be accepted. Warning: this film will make you want to grab a pair of skates and show the world what you’ve got!
USA 2009 111m