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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Bliss isn’t the only one who lives a lie in this story. How do her parents model that behavior in their own lives? Who do her falsehoods end up hurting?

In this movie, Brooke and Bliss’s goals for the girl’s future are obviously different. But are there times when parents’ maturity and experience can benefit a child? How can parents encourage their children without imposing their own desires?

While roller derby gives Bliss a chance to challenge herself and fit in with people she feels are more like her, what kind of future does this activity promise?

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