Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Whip It good—Kudos to Drew

Mr. Peacock saw Whip It last Saturday at a barely half-full showing—everyone was at Zombieland. You already know I like Drew Barrymore, but I wasn't sure how she'd be as a director. I liked Whip It, and wasn't disappointed—go see it and tell me what you think.

The casting is spot on—Juliette Lewis, Jimmie Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Eve, Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Marcia Gay Harden (she's always great) and Ellen Page (go Babe Ruthless). I've liked Ellen Page since I saw her in that disturbing film Hard Candy. She's perfect in this teen role, and it's different than her teenage character in Juno.

The movie is sweet, funny and inspiring. The message of the film is "accept and support your kids for who they are." Yes, it's a teenage coming of age film, but the happy ending doesn't mean you come in 1st place—you can come in 2nd place and still be a winner. Thanks Drew Barrymore!


ArchitectDesign™ said...

I saw this movie this past weekend and just expected a pleasant afternoon. Instead, it was a really well made and entertaining film: I laughed and cried!

pve design said...

You are now the 3rd person who told me to go see this.

Barima said...

R, you missed out the highly entertaining Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), who appears to have taken on the "Supportive Best Friend" role

This looks like prime entertainment, so I'm going to check for its UK release date. Good looking out



O'yesss, so highly recommended by many, must get a bucket of popcorn & watch this soon! xo*