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Whip It @ The Monarch

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Starring: Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore

Rated PG
Run Time: 1h 51m

FRIDAY NOV. 20 – 7:30 PM
SATURDAY NOV. 21 – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SUNDAY NOV. 22 – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with Whip It!, the story of an indie rock-loving misfit named Bliss Cavendar (played by Juno’s Ellen Page) who, against her traditional Texan mother’s objections, leaves the world of teen beauty pageants and tiaras behind after joining a roller-derby team in Austin. While her new-found hobby causes tensions at home, the rebellious teen learns that when your small-town misery gets you down, sometimes you just have to strap on a pair of skates and become your own hero.

“Barrymore has so thoroughly laced Whip It with her own lunatic affections for women and the human race in general that it ought to be sold as an antidepressant.” – Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

“Scene for scene and beat for beat, this roller derby crowd-pleaser crackles with joy and jubilation.” – Colin Covert, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

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One Response to “Whip It @ The Monarch”

  1. November 24th, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Sean says:

    Taylor and I went to the Monarch on Saturday to see this. Pretty good movie. The theatre was a little cold, though. Kind of neat how the theatre could be run by like 2-3 people.

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