Whip It parents guide

Whip It

Overall C+

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).

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Whip It rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Whip It PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material.

Run Time: 111 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Whip It rated PG-13? Whip It is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material.

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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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Whip It"

Cast and Crew

Whip It is directed by and stars Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Whip It movie is January 26, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 26 January 2010

Whip It: DVD offers the following bonus extras:

- Alternate Opening (Razor Quits: Long Version)

- Deleted and Extended Scenes: Bliss and Oliver Kiss, Bliss Listens to CD, Bliss Gets Out of Brooke’s Truck, Bliss Asks Razor to Come Back (Raw Cut), No Tip , Maggie and Riley Wake Up Bliss and Bliss, Pash and Bird Man on Oink Joint Roof.

Whip It: Blu-ray Disc comes with:

- Alternate Opening (Razor Quits: Long Version)

- Deleted and Extended Scenes: Bliss and Oliver Kiss, Bliss Listens to CD, Bliss Gets Out of Brooke’s Truck, Bliss Asks Razor to Come Back (Raw Cut), No Tip , Maggie and Riley Wake Up Bliss and Bliss, Pash and Bird Man on Oink Joint Roof.

- Writers Draft with Shauna Cross

- Celebrity

- Digital Copy of Whip It

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Encouraged by her uncle, a young girl pursues a goal to be a quarterback in the Pop Warner Football League in The Longshots. Bliss’s mother isn’t the only mom who has her teen’s life planned out: in Ice Princess, a mother’s academic goals for her daughter are threatened when the girl wants to take up figure skating. Drew Barrymore gives a powerful performance as a 15-year-old girl whose life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant after Riding In Cars With Boys.

Of Special Note:

This movie is the directorial début for Drew Barrymore, who can be seen as a child in E.T The Extra-terrestrial. Her adult acting career includes movies like Ever After and Charlie’s Angles. Ellen Page caught the attention of the acting world in the title role of Juno.