Whip It

Whip It

Whip It

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit (Ellen Page) finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Whip It marks the directing debut of Drew Barrymore, who also stars.

2009Rating: M, contains offensive language and sexual references111 minsUSA
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Whip out and see it :)

Drew Barrymore directs a fun, entertaining movie that, like the recent movie THE RUNAWAYS, can be enjoyed by anyone - regardless of what sexual equipment resides in their underwear. Ellen Page is great - as always - and it's great to see such a solid supporting cast: Drew Barrymore, Alia Shawkat, Kristen Wiig, Marcia Gay Harden, Zoe Bell - and especially...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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Laced with good-natured hipster kitsch and endearingly goofy girl power, director Drew Barrymore's roller-derby dramedy, Whip It, is a gas.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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At moments, especially in the conflicted intimacy between Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern as Bliss' parents, Barrymore shows real directing chops. But in Whip It she's painting inside the box.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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An unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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You know where it's going, and you've seen these characters before, but it's a moving little flick full of feisty fun.

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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While the story itself is a trifle clichéd and not particularly inventive, the roller derby backdrop is fresh and the performances good, lifting Whip It well above above the mundane.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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What makes Whip It a blast is the action in the rink. What gives Whip It heart is the pathos, pain and mettle-testing elements that accompany any serious athletic competition. It doesn't hurt that its diminutive star is surprisingly athletic and agile on the track.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Clicks on so many levels -- heartwarming family story, rough-and-tumble display of grrrl power and a secondary but tender and convincing romance.

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Variety

Variety

press

Laced with good-natured hipster kitsch and endearingly goofy girl power, director Drew Barrymore's roller-derby dramedy, Whip It, is a gas.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

At moments, especially in the conflicted intimacy between Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern as Bliss' parents, Barrymore shows real directing chops. But in Whip It she's painting inside the box.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

You know where it's going, and you've seen these characters before, but it's a moving little flick full of feisty fun.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

While the story itself is a trifle clichéd and not particularly inventive, the roller derby backdrop is fresh and the performances good, lifting Whip It well above above the mundane.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What makes Whip It a blast is the action in the rink. What gives Whip It heart is the pathos, pain and mettle-testing elements that accompany any serious athletic competition. It doesn't hurt that its diminutive star is surprisingly athletic and agile on the track.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Clicks on so many levels -- heartwarming family story, rough-and-tumble display of grrrl power and a secondary but tender and convincing romance.

0

Whip out and see it :)

Drew Barrymore directs a fun, entertaining movie that, like the recent movie THE RUNAWAYS, can be enjoyed by anyone - regardless of what sexual equipment resides in their underwear. Ellen Page is great - as always - and it's great to see such a solid supporting cast: Drew Barrymore, Alia Shawkat, Kristen Wiig, Marcia Gay Harden, Zoe Bell - and especially...

4.0
0