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Movie Preview: Drew and Ellen in Whip It

"So what are you, like, alternative now or something?"
"Alternative to what?"

Those images from last week were just a little taste of the Drew Barrymore-directed roller derby comedy Whip It — now there's a full trailer for the movie which gives us Ellen Page in a character that isn't nearly so smart-mouthed or brash as her previous roles. In fact, she's downright meek (and she wears glasses which, in my opinion, are incredibly cute on her)! Page plays Bliss, a quiet misfit who discovers that she's pretty good at roller derby, an "unladylike" activity that serves two purposes: it makes her happy and it annoys her controlling mother (Marcia Gay Harden — yay!). A bunch of other people also star, including Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis and Kristen Wiig (yay, again!).

Also, kudos to the trailer creators for using Weezer's "Pork and Beans." Awesome. Whip It opens Oct. 9. To see the trailer,


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sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 7 years
looks like my kind of movie
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
this looks massively cute, cool, and funny. I actually prefer Ellen Page more meek and soft - and she looks so beautiful! Kristen Wigg and Juliette Lewis look so sexy too with the long, straight hair! I am definitel loving all the components of the movie, except for Drew! I really hate when she plays that crass tomboy; but I guess it works for the movie. I can't wait to see this...
nancita nancita 7 years
The trailer starts with a Jens Lekman song! I love it. And the "alternative" joke is classic. I had a friend in college who would often solicit my opinion by saying, "So Nancy, you're alternative..."
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Woohoo I'm so excited for this! It looks amazing! nonmr - Yup thats Jimmy Fallon. Drew and Jimmy are friends from working together on Fever Pitch, and Jimmy married her best friend & producing partner.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
This looks like this is going to be great.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
Such a great trailer! I'm even more excited now!
McSquish McSquish 7 years
Looks freakin' fantastic! I'm totally going to see this. I'm glad Page is playing a different kind of character.
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
I think I'm in love
lellybear lellybear 7 years
gotta agree with sumbum and nonmr. i gotta see this. several actresses i actually like in one movie. come on! alia shwakat, juliette lewis, ari graynor, who was absolutely friggin' amazing in nick and norah, kristen wiig, zoe bell, ellen page, and drew barrymore. should make for an awesome flick. throw in some andrew wilson too! woot. oh oh and is that the elusive daniel stern as bliss' father? i can't wait.
sumbum sumbum 7 years
I think I'm going to love this!!! Hey Buzz, no love for Alia Shawkat?!?! Oh and the hot Wilson brother (the coach)!
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I love Juliette Lewis
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm actually excited for this one. i like ellen and drew and i think that the concept is fresh since we haven't seen anything like it recently.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Looking forward to seeing this one. Thanks, Buzz!
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 7 years
This looks great, I'll have to pick up the book.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 7 years
Can't wait to see it :)
magalaya magalaya 7 years
This looks awesome, I can't wait!
nonmr nonmr 7 years
And is Jimmy Fallon the roller derby announcer?! :)
nonmr nonmr 7 years
This looks funny and cool. Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Wiig, Eve, Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Page and Ari Graynor (Caroline from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) in one movie?! I'm in :)
smileyface smileyface 7 years
This looks like it'll be good. I lol'd at the end when they were saying we're number 2 and the guy was like you came in number 2 out of 2 teams, way to go for mediocrity, hahaha.
penguins268 penguins268 7 years
This looks amazing! I'm definitely going to see it.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
i really like the book this is based on, so I can't wait for the movie.
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