Whip It

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Whip It
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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Credits

Cast
Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, Landon Pigg, Juliette Lewis
Director
Drew Barrymore
ScreenplayShauna Cross, from her novel.
MusicThe Section Quartet
CinematographyRobert D. Yeoman
EditingDylan Tichenor
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byVincent Pictures, Babe Ruthless Productions, Barry Mendel Productions, Flower Films, Mandate Pictures, Rye Road Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild to moderate, fairly frequent, in context
NudityNone
SexNone. Mild sexual innuendoes and sex references.
ViolenceMild to moderate sporting violence, mild infrequent physical violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild infrequent profanities.
Drug abuseSome alcohol abuse, brief cigarette smoking, in context, does not promote, glamourise or condone.
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconIt's girl-power on wheels, Texas style
10
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconWhipping up some girly fun
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconIn this realistic but highly entertaining story that travels to two extremes of the female experience, Barrymore has made a highly promising debut behind the camera and created a first-rate, funny, heart-filled and totally winning entertainment that not only rolls, it rocks.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconWhip It is an unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any.
18
eye Weekly
Chandler Levack quote iconWhip It's good.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIn the end, Whip It comes off as a cute and entertaining diversion that's nothing spectacular, yet proves to be a solid, endearing and occasionally touching directorial debut.
12
Metacritic.com
31 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
142 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile made from overly familiar ingredients, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut has enough charm, energy, and good-natured humor to transcend its many cliches.
16

What the People say

Internet
2557 Netizens quote iconGreat flick - Go see Whip It when it comes out!
15

Average .. 71%

14

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