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Still shot from the movie: Whip It.

Whip It

The small town of Bodeen, Texas doesn't have a lot to offer a misfit like Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page). But the teen thinks she has found the place where she belongs when she meets some girls from a roller derby league (played by Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 111
Theater Release: 02 Oct 2009
Video Release: 26 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Whip It Rated PG-13?


Women participate in rough sports play resulting in bruises, bloody noses and other minor injuries. A male character grabs his crotch in a rude gesture. Another male is hit in the groin. A couple, consisting of a young adult male and teenaged girl, engages in a prolonged scene of sexual activity in a swimming pool. Teens kiss. Sexual innuendo and crude dialogue, including the description of male anatomy, are contained in the script. A partially nude man is seen. Female characters wear skimpy and revealing outfits. Paraphernalia for illegal drug use is shown. A woman smokes secretly at home. Adults and teens are shown drinking on numerous occasions. A teen is arrested for drinking. Several characters lie to others. A crude sexual hand gesture, profanities, scatological slang and name-calling are used. A song title from the film includes a strong sexual expletive.

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