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Whip It

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG-13 — for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material
  • Director: Drew Barrymore   Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis
  • Running Time: 111 minutes
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Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama


Barry Mendel


Fox Searchlight Pictures

Release Date

Sep 26, 2009

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Like some of her acting, Drew Barrymore’s directing debut Whip It is a mite too adorably ingratiating, especially for a story of a 17-year-old (Ellen Page) groomed for pageant life who gravitates to snarling girl punks and roller derby. But Barrymore hovers over her actresses like the nicest, most nurturing den mother imaginable, and on its own, Go For It formula terms the movie delivers. Page is softer than in Hard Candy and Juno. Without Diablo Cody comebacks, she’s even more marvelous.

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