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Barrymore Directs: Rolling with "Whip It"

October 06, 2009

The "ET" star said on "The Early Show" she went through "extraordinary" things with her own mother, and wanted to channel those feelings in this film with an honest, emotional telling.

"Whip It" stars Ellen Page as Bliss Cavendar, whose sudden encounter with roller derby gives way to a rough-hewn, bruise-filled dream that will collide with her mother's (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) honest hopes for a more gilded future. Barrymore co-stars as Smashley Simpson, a member of a roller derby team. Read More