SATUR­DAY WHIP IT!

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9.35PM, 9GO! ★★★

So what if Whip It! is re­ally just Juno on roller skates, give or take an un­planned preg­nancy? This feisty lit­tle com­ing-of-rage af­fair is much more fun than it has any right to be, cour­tesy of Ellen Page’s win­ning lead per­for­mance and the en­er­gised en­thu­si­asm of direc­tor Drew Bar­ry­more. The story takes place in and around Austin, Texas, where the long-for­got­ten sport of roller derby – pop­u­lar for 15 min­utes in the 1970s – has be­come the coolest thing in town.

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