Drew Barrymore‘s first shot at directing is a lot like the lady itself. It’s mildly rebellious and pretty darned charming. Ellen Page is the Texas teen who joins the rough ‘n’ tumble world of roller-derby. She reinvents herself as Babe Ruthless and tears up the track in Austin’s bohemia, while keeping her new life a secret from a mother (Marcia Gay Harden) who would prefer she stick to beauty pageants. The derby action looks like a lot of fun and the colorful characters it attracts are fun to hang out with. With Juliette Lewis (deliciously evil as the circuit’s Wicked Witch), Jimmy Fallon, Eve, and Barrymore herself.
Extras: Deleted scenes and trailers.
– By C. Bottomley
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