Sunday, November 28, 2010

Derby (1971)

I really wanted to like this movie.  I love roller derby and to see what it was like in the early 70s sounded great.

this follows wanna be derby star Mike Snell around as he decides what to do with this life.  trouble is, he's kind of unlikable and doesn't do much of anything.

it's better as a slice of life in midland America 1970.  he pays rent of $85 a month and has no phone in his house.  that's just amazing to think about.  so there's interesting parts here and there, but there's just not enough derby, or talking to the stars of the derby. 

we see the legendary Ann Calvello but they don't interview her.  I really did want to like it.  but can't really.

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