I seen this movie last night with my girlfriend, and I must say I was pleasantly impressed! The movie is directed by Drew Barrymore and stars the Juno star Ellen Page. Page is Bliss Cavendor, a 17 yr old high school student who seems to be struggling with an identity crisis and so decides to join the underground roller derby girls team.
Much of the focuses on her character development and the conflict she has with her mother, who would much rather Bliss spend her time doing formal beauty pageants as this is something she enjoyed doing when her age. The movie has elements of comedy and drama interwined, and it does this seamlessly to a nice effect.
The soundtrack of the movie also has to be applauded, which was compiled by the same individual who worked with the soundtracks to many of the Wes Anderson movies!
I would strongly recommend seeing this movie and I would definatley include it within my favourite movies of 2009! The movie is pg13 so it is relatively suitable for the entire family!