When I first saw commercials for Whip It I really wanted to see it. I thought it looked like a fun movie and I was right! Whip It is girl power personified by the coming of age . Ellen Page (from Juno)plays Bliss Cavendar an awkward 17 year old just trying to find her way. It’s a fun chick flick! Possibly date worthy for Valentine’s Day.
A rebellious teenager pursues her passion and discovers the meaning of true happiness in the heartwarming comedy Whip It, debuting on Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy and DVD January 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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.
Co-starring Golden Globe nominee Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) in her feature film directorial debut, Oscar winner Marcia GayHarden (Mystic River), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Daniel Stern (City Slickers) and late night show host Jimmy Fallon (Fever Pitch), Whip It is a triumphant, free-spirited comedy loaded with high-speed action and nonstop fun. The film also features appearances by real life derby girls Rachel Piplica and Kristen Adolfi, better known as Iron Maiven and Krissy Krash of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls.
DVD Special Features:
• Alternate Opening
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
o Bliss Gets Out of Brooke’s Truck
o No Tip
o Bliss, Pash and Bird Man on Oink Joint Roof
o Razor Quits (Long Version)
o Bliss and Oliver Kiss, Bliss Listens to CD
o Bliss Asks Razor to Come Back (Raw Cut)
o Maggie and Riley Wake Up Bliss
Filled with hip checks and bloody noses, the Whip It Blu-ray Disc and DVD feature deleted scenes, an alternate opening and extended scenes. Whip It will be available on Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and on DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.
A product was received for this review. All opinions are my own.