Written October 13, 2009
I have always been a roller derby fan, and this film is very enjoyable and fast moving. The movie belongs to Ellen Page and Marcia Gay Harden. They are both national treasures. Very heartwarming and a good directorial debut for Drew Barrymore.
Written October 04, 2009
Drew Barrymore's debut as a director is a film that reaches out to those finding themselves in this world; for those who should follow what their gut tells them all along. Indie chick Ellen Page, aka Babe Ruthless, is from a blip of a town where beauty pageants (the Blue Bonnet) are the "in" thing to do. After taking her mom to a head shop in downtown Austin she catches sight (more like stares in awe) of the roller derby girls, who seem to be floating on clouds and part of their own powerful little world. She finds her calling as well as a second family with plenty of crack ups, fun, and heartwarming moments. This movie really makes you want to watch roller derby or try out for the team next tuesday. : ) what would your roller derby name be? (B+)
Only downside for me was jimmy fallon.
Written October 09, 2009
Ellen Page is one of those actresses that bring magic to whatever role she is playing. She steals the show in this feel good movie about coming of age. The movie is fun and heartwarming. Drew Barrymore did not do a great job directing but the supporting cast made up for it with great acting.
I grew up with Roller Derby like the Bay Bombers. Drew did not capture the true nature of Roller Derby. I liked this move that has a good message and was fun to watch.
Written October 23, 2009
kids under 13 might be bored with it and won't be appropriate for them. they don't show anything, but a bra. so if you can't find a sitter, and have to take them, it's clean.
loved this movie. the characters are great and it's in my home state of texas which i loved even more. ellen page does an awesome job and so does all the supporting cast. it made me want to join the roller derby. it's funny and heartfelt. there were no slow parts at all. i enjoyed it from start to finish. i will be buying this on dvd for sure. music is great too!
Written October 16, 2009
This was one of those movies that didn't get the ad time like the others but I'm thinking it will be a cult favorite one day. It's a quirky roller derby movie that probably should have been made back in the late 70's or early 80's but wasn't. For anyone who feels kind of quirky and doesn't fit in, this is the movie for you. The storyline was okay but the multiple talented cast wasn't used to their full talents. I think everyone was underrated in their part in the film. I think this one was a learning experience for Drew Barrymore for sure. If you like Ellen Page and Drew, you'd probably like this one. I liked it in a campy kind of way. CFG