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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. »


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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Whip It is rated PG-13: for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material.

Cast: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig
Studio: 2009 Fox Searchlight
Website: Official site for Whip It.

Detailed Review

Drew Barrymore’s time in front of the camera—beginning at age three—seems to be benefitting the actress in her first big screen directorial debut. In Whip It, she manages to keep… 
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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.… 
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Talk It Over

Bliss isn’t the only one who lives a lie in this story. How do her… 
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