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Of course this film is not Citizen Kane, it has a fairly obvious storyline and you will see a lot of girls with too much make-up, funny haircolours and fishnet tights rollering around a track while punk-pop-songs are playing. But it will cheer you up endlessly. Drew Barrymore stars in it herself, just like Kristen Wiig (who some might know from years of being on "Saturday Night Live" and starring in "Bridesmaids"), Ellen Page (the girl from "Juno"), the truly insane Juliette Lewis and late night talker Jimmy Fallon. Plus, I kind of liked the music. Sure, it sounds like a playlist composed by Joan Jett most of the times, but there's also Radiohead in there. And the Pixies. And indie stuff like Little Joy.
What I loved most about this film though, was that, despite this being a typical hollywood-ish quirky indie movie in which the hero usually overcomes a few obstacles and in the end he/she gets the pretty boy/girl and everything is peachy, it still depicted a lot of women and girls who would not conform to the rules and restrictions that society put on them. And - most extraordinarily - there were average looking people having major roles! Normal looking people, not the thing were a supermodel wears braces and glassed and in the last scene they come off and everybody realises that she is pretty. No, the characters in the film looked like misfits and weirdos, and I loved it!
This film made me want to join a roller derby team evry badly last night, even though I am a risk to myself and everyone around me as soon as I have shoes with wheels on them. So I just went to bed instead.