4. There’s another Wilson brother, Andrew, and he plays the derby girls’ coach. He’s the oldest of the three, and has had bit parts in Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums. We had no idea he existed before now. He is like the best of both bros.
5. Daniel Stern, otherwise known as the robber who wasn’t Joe Pesci in Home Alone, plays Ellen Page’s dad. We’re not entirely sure that we believe that he could land a babe like Marcia Gay Harden, but he’s rather endearing in this beaten down dad role.
6. Kristen Wiig is hilarious — especially when giving an awkward monologue about getting crabs from an ex. For once she’s given a character to play who isn’t such a character. (She was fantastic in Adventureland, but it felt like something we’d see her play on SNL.) Team captain Maggie Mayhem has more layers (and an adorable red-headed son), which is nice.
7. Drew puts an interesting twist on the obligatory pool makeout scene. Ellen Page’s character and her rock ‘n roll boy toy hop into the pool with their clothes on and then they strip down. It’s rather amusing watching her try to wriggle out of tights underwater. Not that anything can ever trump this:
Whip It opens in theaters nationwide today; view the trailer here.