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Whip It [Blu-ray]
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- Audio: English: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio / Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital / French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
- Language: Dubbed: English, French & Spanish / Subtitled: English, French & Spanish
- Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Widescreen: 2.40:1
NOTE:Title is available in different packaging, however content is the same.
Stills from Whip It (Click for larger image)
- Forced Trailers: Theatrical Trailer, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Amelia, Glee, Fame, AFI Trailer
- 17 Deleted Scenes and 1 Alternate Opening
- Soundtrack Spot
- Fox Movie Channel Presents Writers Draft: Shauna Cross of Whip It
- Sneak Peek
Disc 2: Digital Copy
Top Customer Reviews
She's no exception here. She plays seventeen-year-old Bliss Cavendar, who was raised in a middle-of-nowhere Texas town and gets by as a diner waitress. Her overbearing mother, Brooke (Marcia Gay Harden), a product of a very different set of standards, pressures Bliss into competing in beauty pageants, believing you have to make do with what you've got when you're young and attractive. When Bliss is made aware of a Roller Derby match in nearby Austin, she decides to go and see what all the fuss is about. Lo and behold, she likes what she sees. She then meets Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig), a teammate for the Hurl Scouts, and is encouraged to try out for the team. Maggie is one of several teammates that has adopted a clever nickname; some of the other Hurl Scouts are Smashley Simpson (Drew Barrymore), Rosa Sparks (Eve), and the Manson Sisters (Kristen Adolfi and Rachel Piplica).
Under the guise of taking an SAT studies class, Bliss sneaks away to Austin every week for practice.Read more ›
The rest follows an inspiring and hilarious season of sneaking around the parents, doing her part to bring the last-place team to the championship. As you might expect, the poo hits the fan when pageant-panicked Mom finds out that her little beauty queen has another life as Babe Ruthless. I found the parent/teen flareups somewhat milder than realistic, but then the rapprochement was unconvincingly minor, too.
But, if that tension had been much tenser, a lot of the movie's core fun would have been hidden. Barrymore, in her debut role as director, clearly had fun making this and the fun comes through in the final product. The girl-power, be-who-you-are messages come through without shrillness, and Page's navigation of teen heartbreak leaves her character convincingly in the lead. One scene near the very end, her father with hammer in hand (wait for it) was a bit predictable, but satisfying none the less. As was the whole movie. I don't always want a movie that takes itself too seriously. When you want a fun bit of fluff with plenty of physical comedy, give this one a shot. It's well worth the time spent seeing it.
"Whip It" marks the directorial debut by actress Drew Barrymore ("E.T.", "50 First Dates", "The Wedding Singer", "Charlie's Angels" films) and is an adaptation of the novel "Derby Girl" by Shauna Cross, a fictionalized book of skating with the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls.
The independent film was released in theaters during the fall of 2009 and now makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut. The Blu-ray edition comes with a second disc which contains a digital copy of the film.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
"Whip It" is presented in 1080 High Definition (Widescreen 2:40:1), AVC @ 36 MBPS. The film sports vibrant colors with the Hurl Scouts green outfits, while amber lights shine on the roller derby rink. You can see details in the surroundings, especially injuries ala bloody noses to bruises. Even the tattoos on Kristen Wiig are seen much clearly on HD. Skin tones are natural and blacks are nice and deep. Everything is visible from the freckles of Pash, to the sweat and tears of Bliss and the other girls during competition or the more emotional scenes of the film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great film, but I bought it mainly for the cool looking green Blu Ray case, but when it came with the regular blue case. That's a bummer.Published 3 days ago by Harrison Shin
I LOVE this movie. Ellen Page is (Bliss) and Rocks as always in this movie. The Cast is perfectly placed in this movie, the Hurl Scouts are Smashley Simpson (Drew Barrymore), Rosa... Read morePublished 25 days ago by G. Schwan
BLAND, EXTRA DULL, AND MUNDANE. BAD PIECE OF MOVIE MAKING. NOT ONE REDEEMING QUALITY, OR AN ENJOYABLE MINUTE TO BE FOUND HERE. NO PLOT WHAT SO EVER. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. H.
Don't be fooled by the "Commentary" mentioned above. Unfortunately, there is none (and I checked other sites as well just to be sure). Read morePublished 1 month ago by trilliane
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I would really like to know why this film is unavailable as well. It must be something on Twentieth Century Fox's end because "Whip It" is not available to purchase in the U.S. iTunes store either, even though it was available earlier this year. It is, however, available in the UK and... Read More
Nov 30, 2010 by J.D. | See all 2 posts
|recent orders getting green case?||
no its in a cheap blu eco case
Mar 10, 2010 by Emma M. Mitchell | See all 4 posts
|Best Buy will have this for $25.99, so it Amazon doesn't match, go there...||
Matched and beaten. Don't you love Amazon? I just wish Best Buy would wake up and start offering the blu-rays with a bigger discount. They use to beat Amazon(would match) to the punch with most of their regular DVDs a couple of years ago. It seems it is taking them a long time to gauge the retail... Read More
Jan 21, 2010 by John Graham | See all 2 posts
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