Be Your Own Hero
Beauty competitions have become really tough!
A young woman is being pressured by mom to enter and win beauty contests. She only does it to please her mom. Then she accidentally discovers roller-skate hockey in a nearby town, and decides to try it out. She falls in love with the rough and tumble, leading to a double life where she does contests for mom, and roller derby for herself. However the charade can not continue forever, and sooner or later she is going to have to make a choice ...
109 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language) Comedy, Drama, Female interest.
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Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, Landon Pigg, Juliette Lewis
Drew Barrymore Screenplay Shauna Cross, from her novel. Music The Section Quartet Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman Editing Dylan Tichenor Sound formats Dolby Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Vincent Pictures, Babe Ruthless Productions, Barry Mendel Productions, Flower Films, Mandate Pictures, Rye Road Productions
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Comedy, drama
Language Mild to moderate, fairly frequent, in context
Sex None. Mild sexual innuendoes and sex references.
Violence Mild to moderate sporting violence, mild infrequent physical violence.
Blasphemy Mild infrequent profanities.
Drug abuse Some alcohol abuse, brief cigarette smoking, in context, does not promote, glamourise or condone.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Cape Times Betsy Sharkey 15 International Media
Box Office (USA) Pete Hammond 15
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Chandler Levack 15
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 13
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 12
Metacritic.com 31 critics 13
RottenTomatoes.com 142 critics 14
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 16
IMDB 2557 Netizens 15
Average .. 71% 14
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