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Movie review: Whip It

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**½ Whip It (October 2009) – Rental
Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore. Young girl finds the thrill of roller derby much more to her taste than her mother’s pageant aspirations.

She says: It’s certainly likable and moves along, but the story really follows a predictable pattern, and the roller derby sequences just don’t come across as well as they might.
He says: Way less sexist than I was expecting a “movie about roller derby girls” to be.

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