October 4, 2009

Drew Whips It Good

I don't get to go to the movies very often these days, but when I do, I am always delighted to have snagged a film I love. This weekend, I went to see Whip It, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. A) I love DB and 2) I actually had someone who wanted to see it with me. I didn't care that most reviews coming in were crucifying the film and Drew. I didn't even really care if it totally sucked, I really wanted to see it.

I'm so glad I did! I'm not a reviewer, so please don't expect anything like that from me. I just wanted to rave about how funny it was, and clever and witty. Ellen Page is just gold, no matter how you look at it. She could just stand in front of the camera for two hours and do nothing and I'd still pay to see it. The script is fantastic. The acting is classic comedy. The plot is moving and hilarious and it works. I only have great things to say about it.

It's the kind of movie where you wish you had a little notepad so you could write down all the hilarious unique quotes that you know you will have to repeat later. (Ok, you young people don't need the notepad. I didn't used to either, but now I'm older.)

So if you're looking for something worth seeing this week, grab this one.

Loved it.


  1. i want to see this movie badly... i never listen to critics... half the time i don't agree.

    ps thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. i liked your story about your sons first day of school too.
    it truly is hard to let go...
    husband always tells me she will be 25 and i will still be checking up on her several times a day! LOL

  2. Oh my goodness, I cant stop reading your posts! You have such a fun way of writting and expressing yourself, its so addictive. I have to follow you now.

  3. ok I want to see this movie so thanks for sharing.
    OH MY that pic below how fnny

  4. I saw Juliette Lewis on the Ellen show this morning promoting this movie! I had no idea it was out but it looks funny from the previews I saw today. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    I'm stopping by from SITS. Happy Tuesday!

  5. I will probably catch it on Netflix, but it does look really good!