Submitted by megan on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 22:04
Oh, I am feeling so giddy and inspired right now. J. is probably at home writing her own blog post, possibly about how I grabbed her arm on the way out of Whip It and shook her hard and said "It was so fucking good. That. Was so. Awesome."
I want to round up every teenage girl I can find and make them watch this. I want to say to them "See, look at how great it is to love something and get good at it. See how that totally cool looking guy is just some dweeb? And look at how she's not going to just listen to his flagrantly stupid excuses. Look at how she's found this awesome family of women who love her."
And the acting is good and the story is tight and everyone looks hot, but kind of normal hot, at least for movie stars, and they dressed the 17 year old in reasonably modest clothing, which I totally appreciated.
All in all, it gets my vote. I might even watch it again. Which, from someone who sees about 6 movies a year, is high praise indeed.