Whip It
Whip It (2009)

Bliss is a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small-town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While made from overly familiar ingredients, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut has enough charm, energy, and good-natured humor to transcend its many cliches.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Deftly moderating her patented eye-rolling poseur shtick, Page delivers her most charismatic and least divisive performance to date as Bliss Cavendar, aka Babe Ruthless.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's that happiest of surprises: a multiplex movie that genuinely respects its young audience.

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

Led by Ellen Page, the movie finds the Juno star playing a slightly less cocksure version of the Diablo Cody creation.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

It's just "Footloose" goes to the roller derby.

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

For the most part, the 34-year-old Barrymore, with much of her life spent in front of the camera and more than a few impressive producing credits already in the bank, proves steady on her feet, able to handle curves and straightaways with equal grace.

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Dave White

Juliette Lewis and her crazy eyes pretty much make any movie better.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

One of the best girl casts of the year. You don't leave wanting to pick up the DVD, but you do want to pick up a set of dumbbells.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

Love may be too strong a word, for me. But I'm deeply in like with Whip It.

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Simon Miraudo

[Whip It] treats its mostly female cast of characters with respect, and this is (sadly) a rare treat in cinema. Hannah Montana may be this generation's Spice Girl, but Bliss Cavender is the one really waving the 'girl power' flag.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I completely loved this movie. Ellen Page is one of the best young actresses out there! A fun ensemble cast help tells the story of the misunderstood teen who… More
Lucas Martins
Whip It have a nice team of actors, especially the 'return' of Daniel Stern. Drew Barrymore's debut in direction, however bring cliches of a… More
Eugene Bernabe
It's obscurely humorous and heartfelt. Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is impressive and awkwardly stylish. Whip It supplies just enough in its… More
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three stars
Cynthia S.
Oh that Drew Barrymore can do anything...
Sam Barnett
Despite the barrage of plot cliches and numerous jokes that fall flat, Whip It is saved by another brilliant Ellen Page performance, as well as a good… More