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Whip It(Blu-ray)

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Hang onto your helmet and get ready to break away from the pack! Ellen Page scores huge laughs as Bliss Cavendar, a small-town teenager with a big dream: to find her own path in the world. Tired of following in her family's footsteps of compliance and conformity, Bliss discovers a way to put her life on the fast track...literally. She lands a spot on a rough-and-tumble roller derby team and becomes "Babe Ruthless" -- the hottest thing on eight wheels! Co-starring Drew Barrymore (in her feature film directorial debut), Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Eve, Juliette Lewis, Daniel Stern and Jimmy Fallon, Whip It is a triumphant, free-spirited comedy loaded with high-speed action and nonstop fun!

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 212931564
UPC 024543642077
UPC 14 00024543642077
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/26/2015
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Whip It is an unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any. The movie is a coming-together of two free spirits, Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page, and while it may not reflect the kind of female empowerment Gloria Steinem had in mind, it has guts, charm, and a black-and-blue sweetness. Yes, it faithfully follows the age-old structure of the sports movie, but what a sport, and how much the Derby girls love it...Page plays Bliss Cavendar, a small-town Texas girl who shares the rebelliousness of Juno but not the steam-of-consciousness verbal pyrotechnics. She's being coached by her smothering mother (Marcia Gay Harden) to compete in a Miss Bluebonnet beauty pageant that squeezes Texas girls into a ghastly caricature of Southern womanhood. Bliss despises it. One day she sees an ad for the Roller Derby in Austin, the nearest town of consequence, and with a friend, sneaks off to see a game. She is electrified. She was born to be a Derby girl...Yes, the movie has cliches. Yes, it all leads up to a big game. Yes, there is a character's validating appearance near the end. Yes, and so what? The movie is miles more intelligent than most of the cream-of-wheat marketed to teenage girls. Funnier, more exciting, even liberating. In her debut as a director, Barrymore shows she must have been paying attention ever since Spielberg cast her when she was 5. She and her team do an especially effective job in staging the derby showdowns...There are rules to Roller Derby, but the movie doesn't linger over the details. Basically, you go around as fast as you can, try to stay on your feet, protect your teammates and clobber your opponents. In the last decade, the optional form of the sport has morphed into a sort of gothic-punk-warrior woman hybrid, with much invention going into the outrageous costumes. Which doesn't mean you don't get hurt when you're slammed.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Sweet without being sticky and funny without getting silly...
M. E. Russell, Portland Oregonian Barrymore is terrific with her actors, finding moments for even the smallest supporting players.
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