Whip It

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Roller derby dramedy mixes girl power and teen angst.

PG-13 2009 111 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 13+

Do what you love!

Whip it is about choosing your dream and making it happen. I really liked it. It had some funny moments and I adored Ellen Pages' character Bliss. She is fun, likable and dedicated to what she wants most. With a mother who forces her into beauty pageants, Bliss wants more than that. She appears to be more on the tom-boy side and would rather join Roller Derby than anything else - even if she has to lie her way into it. Really great cast - Director of the film Drew Barrymore was a blast...always funny. Iffy for young tweens, I'd recommend a 14 and older crowd as there is a good amount of violence (girl fights), sexual content and discussions/jokes, underage drinking. Also some language but nothing over the top. A great popcorn movie!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

Great movie and really gives young women other media portrayed roles other than the mainstream.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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