---An esteemed professor at a university
Thank you for saying that, dude. That's kind of how I feel. This movie taught me how to love. Like, you know, true love. True love! Okay, I need to chill.
Let's start again. I do believe that this is my favorite movie of 2009. Although Thirst and Moon were fabulous, I enjoyed watching Whip It way more. I think I was beaming the whole time in the second row of the theater. Why, you ask? Well, because this movie was about: 1. A bunch of lady protagonists being empowered, 2. Feminisms, 3. Excellent excellent combat roller derby, 4. Rock and roll, 5. Alia Shawkat.
Need I say more? I know, I was worried about Drew Barrymore making a movie too. I thought maybe it'd just be about a hare krishna monk daydreaming about butterflies and incense, but she actually did a great job. Save some small anti-feminist plot flaws and absence of lesbianism in a clearly queer arena, this movie was absolutely fabulous. Exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And always remember: When a problem comes along, you can [go see] Whip It.