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The directorial debut of Drew Barrymore, stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby. Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollack) plays Bliss' disapproving mother, while Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) and Juliette Lewis (Old School) play roller-derby stars. Also starring Eve, Jimmy Fallon, and Daniel Stern.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 179
- Fresh: 150
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's just "Footloose" goes to the roller derby.
Fresh: [Whip It] treats its mostly female cast of characters with respect, and this is (sadly) a rare treat in cinema. Hannah Montana may be this generation's Spice Girl, but Bliss Cavender is the one really waving the 'girl power' flag.
Fresh: Barrymore is just as determined to land some insightful and unexpected dramatic punches as she is with the inherent physical comedy for which the sport is renowned.
Fresh: Slight narrative arc notwithstanding, there's a lot of warmth here.
An Action Chick Flick?
Ok, I'm a dude. A real dude. I eat beef and lots of it. I can fix anything. So when a friend of mine picked this movie to see, I thought that I would just 'sit' through your average Chick Flick, complete with weak storylines, weak conflict, weak resolve. Nope. It's a Roller Derby with the preset and rehearsal of WWF. Oh wait, That IS Roller Derby. Anyway, I found it to be well done, an enteresting plot, and well written.
If I HAD to sit through any Chick Flick, I would pick this one.
Yes, it is a Chick Flick, but look at it this way, if your GF demands you rent a movie SHE would want to see, point her toward this one. ; )
honestly this movie took me by surprise. before i watched it i thought it was going to be a waste of my money. i was mistaken. it was fresh, something new, also very funny. i don't think they could have picked a better person then ellen page for the main role.
i definitely recommend for you reading this to give this movie a chance. it won't disappoint.
This is such a good movie and I would strongly reccomend everyone to see it! It has a great cast icluding Ellen Paige from Juno and also a great storyline and hilarious names! Watch it!
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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