Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Whip It


I'd write a movie blog except the world is full of opinions on movies and it doesn't need one more. But, I'll make an exception to give a shout out to Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It  – or Roller Girl's Diary, as it's called here in Japan. (I'm a bit late, as I missed it at the cinema and the DVD is just new here now.)

Barrymore has shed any Hollywood skin to keep film-making meat and quietly subsumed years of film experience into an indie-first-film feel. "First" film, yet with plenty of unforced confidence and skill in the direction. This isn't a film blog, so I'll say no more – just to say, rare perfection. All round. (And I mean to say it to everyone involved.)

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