SPIN FACTOR® - The HSX Blog



Weekend Pass: Director Barrymore



Drew Barrymore [DBARR] has had many ups and downs in her storied career.  She won hearts first in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and then Firestarter. She became one of the few Hollywood children to be standing strong and succeed as an adult.  Being part of Hollywood’s Barrymore clan didn’t keep Drew from working hard.  She is a credible romantic comedy heroine in such films as Ever After and Never Been Kissed.  Drew has made her mark producing features like the Charles Angeles series, Donnie Darko and most recently, He’s Just Not That Into You.

 

It was only a matter of time before Ms. Barrymore assumed the role of director.  She has done exactly that with this weekend’s release Whip It [WHIPT].  The film stars Ellen Page [EPAGE] in the plum lead role of Bliss.  Other “girl power” reps include Eve, Juliette Lewis [JLEWI], Kristen Wiig [KWIIG], Zoe Bell [ZBELL] and Barrymore herself. 

 

 

Living in a small Texas town, Bliss is in constant rebellion with conventional life, and with being a former beauty queen contestant.  The Texan culture allows little room for her free spiritedness to grow.  To find meaning to her existence and rid the taste of tacky pageants, she joins a women’s roller derby league in Austin, the cool town of Texas.  Here, she meets a band of women who take life by the horns and don’t settle for anyone.  Bliss is overjoyed as her newfound friends and teammates nurture her own inner hero.

 

Based on the novel ‘Derby Girl’ by Shauna Cross, Whip It hopes to bring back the young girls and women who loved Page in Juno.  It is one of the only films out that truly caters to a female audience.  Part A League of Their Own girl camaraderie and part coming-of-age, the film has much to offer all moviegoers.  With her success as a producer, Barrymore looks like she will add successful director to her repertoire.



Tag(s): DBARR, WHIPT, EPAGE, JLEWI, KWIIG, ZBELL

View more Blog posts »



By HSXniknak on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 05:05 PM        1803 views


Recent Comments

    No recent comments.


Cantor Exchange

@HSXMOVIES on Twitter





Follow HSX on Twitter!

Death Wish (DWISH) 15000 11.78 (+1.40)         Supercon (SPRCN) 15000 6.37 (+0.94)         Ice Age: Collision Course (ICEA5) 7500 63.19 (+6.49)         Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (GOTG2) 4835 294.44 (-0.03)         Thor: Ragnarok (THOR3) 40751 158.62 (+0.07)         Marrowbone (MRWBN) 15000 17.51 (-1.22)         Bill Hader (BHADE) 4000 133.19 (-0.30)         Shadows (MSHDW) 15000 21.39 (-1.48)         Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunte (LOWDH) 5000 6.27 (+0.31)         Terminator 2 (TERM6) 5000 15.43 (+1.10)         High Wire Act (HWACT) 5000 7.15 (+0.49)         Border Guards (BORDG) 100000 34.23 (+0.78)         Happy End (HPEND) 100000 3.14 (+0.07)         Six Billion Dollar Man (6MILL) 100000 23.73 (-0.13)         Wolverine 3 (WOLV3) 109 127.22 (-0.12)         The BFG (TBFG) 3840 49.75 (-0.20)         Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long H (WIMP4) 100000 30.98 (-0.26)         Pigeon Impossible (PIGEN) 1000 41.98 (-2.05)         Avatar 3 (AVAT3) 11113 194.78 (+1.26)         Supercon (SPRCN) 100000 6.37 (+0.94)         Alexander Skarsgard (ASKAR) 5000 28.37 (+0.08)         Nerve (NERVE) 100000 17.90 (-0.06)         Black Panther (BPNTH) 5000 148.20 (+0.25)         Split aka Untitled M Night Shyam (SPLIT) 100000 28.15 (+1.03)         The Batman (TBATM) 500 219.52 (+0.17)         Toy Story 4 (TOYS4) 5000 284.61 (+0.68)         Anya Taylor-Joy (ATJOY) 765 19.81 (0.00)         Star Trek Beyond (TREK3) 100000 158.84 (-2.08)         Category 5 (CATG5) 100000 18.90 (+2.18)         John Wick: Chapter Two (WICK2) 2500 45.13 (-0.06)         Clark Duke (CDUKE) 20000 56.26 (+0.13)         Sherlock Holmes 3 (HOLM3) 99900 30.15 (+2.65)         Arrival aka Story of Your Life (SOYLF) 10000 27.05 (-0.03)         Star Trek Beyond (TREK3) 19048 158.84 (-2.08)         Ice Age: Collision Course (ICEA5) 10051 63.19 (+6.49)         Star Trek Beyond (TREK3) 100000 158.84 (-2.08)         Arrival aka Story of Your Life (SOYLF) 1 27.05 (-0.03)         Alexander Skarsgard (ASKAR) 20000 28.37 (+0.08)         Jim Broadbent (JBROA) 20000 41.22 (+0.16)         Jemaine Clement (JCLEM) 20000 16.76 (0.00)         Jason Bourne (BORN5) 1000 152.66 (+3.22)         Rob Reiner (RREIN) 20000 33.36 (+0.04)         Marrowbone (MRWBN) 935 17.51 (-1.22)         Samuel L. Jackson (SLJAC) 20000 41.58 (-0.33)         Submergence (SUBMG) 100000 2.62 (+0.61)         The Infiltrator (NFILT) 100 15.68 (0.00)         The Angry Birds Movie $100M Bloc (ANGRB.BW) 20000 6.58 (-0.03)         Star Trek Beyond (TREK3) 100000 158.84 (-2.08)         Lights Out (LITSO) 100000 56.73 (-1.59)         Captain America: Civil War $400M (CAPA3.BW) 20000 6.76 (-0.03)