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Whip It (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 2 October 2009 (USA)
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In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director:

Drew Barrymore

Writers:

Shauna Cross (screenplay), Shauna Cross (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Habel ... Corbi
Shannon Eagen ... Amber
Edward Austin Kelly Edward Austin Kelly ... Pageant Coordinator
Mary Callaghan Lynch Mary Callaghan Lynch ... Val
Ellen Page ... Bliss Cavendar
Jimmy Fallon ... 'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket
Alia Shawkat ... Pash
Marcia Gay Harden ... Brooke Cavendar
Barbara Coven Barbara Coven ... Pageant Mother
Eulala Scheel ... Shania Cavendar
Nina Kircher Nina Kircher ... Trudy
Daniel Stern ... Earl Cavendar
Mark Boyd ... Ronny
Carlo Alban ... Birdman
Douglas Minckiewicz Douglas Minckiewicz ... Colby (as Doug Minckewicz)
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Storyline

In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She's the hottest thing on eight wheels. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derby Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,650,812, 4 October 2009

Gross USA:

$13,043,363

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,633,035
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Manson Sisters were played by Rachel Piplica and Kristen Adolfi - better known as Iron Maiven and Krissy Krash of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls. The pair skated for the Hurl Scouts in the film and in real life skate for the Tough Cookies, the team on which the Scouts were based. See more »

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Iron Maven's (Juliette Lewis) stunt double is obvious during several close-ups throughout the final match. See more »

Quotes

'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket: Hey. Black Widows, my spidey senses are tingling. About to make a sequel in my pants
Eva Destruction: Yeah? Spider-Man 3 1/2?
'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket: Yeah, it is 3 1/2 inches. Wide.
[trombone noises]
'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket: Air trombone, yeah.
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers run during closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor (2009) See more »

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Fun Dream Love Dream
Written by Jonas Stein, John Eatherly and Max Van Peebles (as Maxwell Peebles)
Performed by Turbo Fruits
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User Reviews

 
I like smart girls. That's why I married your mama. Well, that and I knocked her up.
21 May 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The first thing I noticed that peaked my interest, aside from the title and the subject matter, was the cast and director.

I love Drew Barrymore, and she was not only in this film, but the film's director. This definite means my time will not be wasted.

Aside from Barrymore, we have Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, and Zoe Bell. There is also Marcia Gay Harden, who might give us another great bible quoting character like she did in The Mist.

It was way too predictable, but that didn't take too much away from the enjoyment. Page was great, as was Wiig and Lewis. Harden played a great role, as did Daniel Stern as her father, Earl. Alia Shawkat is one I want to see more of.

An enjoyable end to the week.


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