Whip It (2009)



Critic Consensus: While made from overly familiar ingredients, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut has enough charm, energy, and good-natured humor to transcend its many cliches.

Movie Info

Bliss is a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small-town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Shauna Cross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2010
Box Office: $13.0M
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site


as Bliss Cavendar

as "Smashley Simpson"

as "Iron Maven"

as "Maggie Mayhem"

as Brooke Cavendar

as Earl Cavendar

as Pash Amini

as Oliver

as Coach "Razor"

as "Hot Tub" Johnny Roc...

as "Bloody Holly"

as "Rosa Sparks"

as "Eva Destruction"

as Shania Cavendar

as Birdman

as Manson Sister #1

as Manson Sister #2

as Corbi

as Pageant Coordinator

as Pageant Mother

as Poindexter

as Colby's Friend #2

as Colby's Friend #3

as Holy Rollers Coach

as Referee

as Pocket Rocket

as Jaba the Slut

as Manson Sister #1

as Manson Sister #2

as Mrs. Weaver

as Juana Beat'n

as Kami Kaze

as Smashley's FiancÚ

as Ronny

as Savage

as Fight Attendants Coa...

as Mrs. Weaver

as Terrifying Cop

as Atomic City Clerk #1

as Atomic City Clerk #2

as Atomic City Girl #1

as Atomic City Girl #2

as Atomic City Girl #3

as Oliver's "Turbo Frui...

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Critic Reviews for Whip It

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (36)

Deftly moderating her patented eye-rolling poseur shtick, Page delivers her most charismatic and least divisive performance to date as Bliss Cavendar, aka Babe Ruthless.

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Led by Ellen Page, the movie finds the Juno star playing a slightly less cocksure version of the Diablo Cody creation.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Juliette Lewis and her crazy eyes pretty much make any movie better.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

[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.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010

It doesn't reach for an epic scale but is comfortable in its humility, and that makes it all the more stellar...

Full Review… | August 22, 2010
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | August 10, 2010

Audience Reviews for Whip It

I completely loved this movie. Ellen Page is one of the best young actresses out there! A fun ensemble cast help tells the story of the misunderstood teen who finds her escape in roller derby. Drew Barrymore directorial debut simply rocks!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

It's obscurely humorous and heartfelt. Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is impressive and awkwardly stylish. Whip It supplies just enough in its envisioning tale and overall attitude to make this an intriguing coming-of-age story. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Oh that Drew Barrymore can do anything...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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