#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar’s strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants – the key to a happy life. Bliss isn’t the beauty pageant type: she’s shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women’s roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up?
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Be your own hero! Go Babe Ruthless!
Whip It is directed by Drew Barrymore and adapted for the screen by Shauna Cross from her own novel, Derby Girl. Barrymore also co-stars alongside Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern and Landon Pigg.
Bliss Cavendar (Page) is a bored teenage girl stuck in a rut in Bodeen, Texas. Her life consists of working at the “Oink Joint” restaurant and entering beauty contests to please her mother (Harden). Along with her friend Pash (Shawkat), she dreams of escaping to a better life. Then one day during a trip out to Austin, the girls get wind of Roller Derby, a sport for girls played on roller-skates. Intrigued they go and take in a match and Bliss is hooked straight away, it’s tough, competitive and even edgy. Telling a lie about her age, Bliss decides to try out for the “Hurl Scouts” and gets a place on the team as “Babe Ruthless”. Thanks to her ability the “Scouts” start to turn around their season, however, with a new boyfriend on the scene and her parents unaware of her secret life, Bliss’ new found happiness could come crashing down around her.
In spite of some favourable critical assessments, Drew Barrymore’s directing debut barely made a dent at the box office. Just about making its money back on World gross, the figures would lend you to believe that the film simply isn’t very good. Plot synopsis doesn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary – yet another coming-of-age teenager picture, and one that is sports based, and even more formulaic than that, the sports team at the centre of proceedings is an underdog too! Throw into the equation that it’s a female based movie and it’s not really a film crying out for all demographics – or is it? Barrymore herself was very disappointed with the marketing for her movie, the general feeling being that it was sold as a girls sports love story type picture. She’s absolutely right, it was marketed badly, and it barely had a run on the big screen in most countries. Which is a shame because Whip It is a smashing film, a picture that’s vibrant, funny and not without dramatic worth – and yes! it’s accessible for any age, sex or gender persuasion. Cross’ script is fresh and free of filler and the cast all turn in jolly good shows, ranging from the excellent (Page/Gay Harden) to the engaging (Shawkat/Lewis/Wiig) and the funny (Stern/Fallon). OK, so it’s not perfect, Barrymore is no Tony Scott when it comes to shooting action (some of the actual derby matches are confusing and not flowing), and maybe a bit more back story flesh for the other “Hurl Scouts” wouldn’t have gone amiss? But these are minor itches at the beginning of what is hoped to be a long career in directing for Madame Barrymore.
With names like Jabba the Slut, Smashley Simpson and Iron Maven, it’s evidently a film full of fun vim and vigour. But as great as that is (girls in skirts on skates belting each other around a track), the coming-of-age drama at its core should not be understated either. 8/10
Simple, fresh and enjoying girls teenager movie.
Perfect for not thinking much and enjoying, without having to suffer all the stereotypes.
“Dream, Live, Repeat”
Great watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
I’ve actually been to some of the Austin locations and seen that roller rink: it’s a pretty cool place with a powerful vibe to the room.
I’ve really had enough of pagentry, it just feels very boring, so maybe it was the perfect way to start this movie. It’s a very cliche “I don’t want your life” beginning, but grounding the establishing act in that foundation really takes us on a journey of growth in this “finding of self” (possibly a “coming of age”, but no really) story. When something grabs our interests, even on a weird flyer, or a pair of skates, we should pay attention, and the smaller the thing is that calls out to you, the more you should pay attention.
Roller derby is a bad ass little sport, and maybe “no one gets famous” or “successful” from it, but it looks fun and I’m sure the people that do it love it. While the roller derby aspect is great, and the romantic plot lines are good, and the best friend angle is really good (just realizing how multi-threaded this movie actually is), it is the self discovery, the character growth of Bliss (thanks to Ellen Page’s powerful delivery) of being a person that we can barely hear, to being someone how is able to yell for what she wants, delivery a hit, and be a literal poster child.
The movie honestly makes me envious: while I’d like to be an attractive tough girl, sure, to find a passion while you still have time to enough to enjoy it, to find people to guide and support that passion, and then compete and find adversity from people twice your age is an amazing thing all to itself.
I’ll never be a “roller derby girl”, but I know I can always come live vicariously through this movie.
I am a big fan of Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore and Alia Shawkat. Naturally I had high hopes that this would be a unique, quirky, indie and generally good movie. What a let down!
Here are the stupid things about this movie:
* endless spirals of clichés including conservative “50’s housewife”, reconciling food fight, indie boy-crush in band, beauty pageant queen turned roller derby star and mother turning up to championship against all odds (not) * nerdy twig of a girl asked to join a roller-derby team * G rated underage, underwater sex scene SANS condom
NOT compelling!! no no no
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Drama, Sport
Director Drew Barrymore
Writer Shauna Cross (screenplay), Shauna Cross (novel)
Actors Sarah Habel, Shannon Eagen, Edward Austin Kelly, Mary Callaghan Lynch
Awards 8 nominations.
Production Company Flower Films, Rye Road, Vincent Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (high-definition dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema