Whip It DVD Review


I recently had the opportunity to review Whip It.  I was uncertain of what to expect but was intrigued because I have always enjoyed sports movies where the main character overcomes extreme obstacles to come out as one of the best.  I was hoping that Whip It would be similar.  

Synopsis:  Ellen Page (Juno) scores huge laughs as Bliss Cavendar, a small-town teenager with a big dream; to find her own path in the world. Tired of following in her family’s footsteps of compliance and conformity, Bliss discovers a way to put her life on the fast track...literally. She lands a spot on a rough-and-tumble roller derby team and becomes “Babe Ruthless,” the hottest thing on eight wheels. Whip It is a triumphant, free-spirited comedy loaded with high-speed action and nonstop fun.

My Opinion:  The first part of the movie starts with loud, rocky music and you realize quickly that Bliss Cavendar, played by Ellen Page, is a rebellious teenager trying to throw off what her mother wants for her.  Her mother is into pageants and wants that for her daughter.  I laughed so hard when Bliss walked out on stage with blue hair and talks about Amelia Earhart.  It sure did not win points in her mother's book nor in anyone represented at the pageant.  While the movie is funny and a great picture of becoming what you were meant to be rather than trying to be someone else, the language, dress, and lack of modesty did cause me to not give as high a recommendation.

This movie is rated PG-13 and should not be watched with younger children because of it's dramatic themes, bloody noses, and language.

I did watch the movie on Blu-Ray and found the picture and details to be phenomenal.  The Blu-Ray copy includes these special features:

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Bliss Gets Out of Brooke’s Truck
  • No Tip
  • Bliss, Pash and Bird Man on Oink Joint Roof
  • Celebrity
  • Razor Quits (Long Version)
  • Bliss and Oliver Kiss, Bliss Listens to CD
  • Bliss Asks Razor to Come Back (Raw Cut)
  • Maggie and Riley Wake Up Bliss
  • Writers Draft with Shauna Cross
I did not find the Special Features engaging nor really worth watching. I would have loved to see a little more included on the Blu-Ray Special Features.  

You can purchase Whip It Blu Ray Edition from Amazon.com for $23.99 or the Whip It DVD Edition for $17.99. 

Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of this movie. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from the Fox Home Entertainment was involved in the writing of this post. I was not paid to write this review.