Erica got us reserved seats at a screening for the new movie Whip It - and it was RAD. I absolutely loved it! Jezebel enumerates quite well the reasons it rules, and I agree. All the characters really bring something to the film that makes it feel relatable and it doesn't play out like the whole thing is a silly joke. To that point, with people like Kristin Wiig, Juliette Lewis, and Jimmy Fallon in the cast - there is no roll-your-eyes overacting here, either. Quite a feat in these days where comedies are all about gross-out stunts and over-the-top jokes set in a world where only dudes are funny (see: Land of the Lost, Year One, The Hangover, Bruno) or in a world where women can only be funny in relation to dudes (see: the rom-com genre, like this year's The Ugly Truth or The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past). Whip It is set in the world of (OMG!) reality.
Also, Marcia Gay Harden was oh-yeah-that's-why-she's-an-Oscar-winner perfection as Bliss' mother.
Some of the immensely talented cast of Whip It.