I finally got around to seeing “Whip It!” yesterday, after I realized it was down to two showings a day at the AMC at Easton and about to fall off the roster altogether. I’d been wanting to see it for a while and I’m so glad I did. It was amazing. I told Brandon I wish it had come out at the beginning of summer so I could have felt slightly motivated to roller blade all season. But instead I saw it on the first day of November and it’s freaking cold out today. I need an indoor rink; I know there’s one close to I-71 – hopefully it’s not in the ghetto. Who’s with me?
Anyway. I heart Ellen Page. And Drew Barrymore. Kristen Wiig. That girl who plays Maeby on “Arrested Development.” I liked how the romantic interest wasn’t even a huge part of the plot, and that is was much more a movie about female friendships. Very cool change of pace. Had I seen this movie before Halloween, there is no doubt I would have dressed as a Hurl Scout instead of a fairy like I have for the past three years. I’m getting some real mileage out of those green Tinkerbell wings. Oh well, there’s always next year, when it will be far less topical.
Even Brandon liked it, although that may have had something to do with the scantily clad ladies beating the living crap out of each other on skates. I am so checking out the book the screenplay was adapted from. The author also wrote the screenplay, which is a pretty sweet rarity.
In other movie news, I am getting more and more envious of “Paranormal Activity” and its massive success. Brandon showed me an article about its budget, which mainly consisted of a camera, some equipment, tapes and catering. The director spent around $11,000 of his own money and was given an additional $4,000 to shoot a new ending. That movie made just a little bit more than that in profits. Just a little.
I don’t think you can justifiably make a horror movie if you are unable to sit through one. Just guessing. Brandon saw it with a couple of my friends from Caldwell, who made the trek to Columbus just to see it, before it was in wide release. I saw “Fame” with Eileen instead and that was fine by me.