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Posted on Fri, Oct 2, 2009 : 5:55 a.m.

"Whip It" Mega-guide: Reviews, screen times, tweets, video and everything else you need to know about the locally made movie

By Chrysta Cherrie


From left, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page and Kristen Wiig in "Whip It."

Fox Searchlight Pictures

WHO: Drew Barrymore, director. Cast includes Ellen Page, Jimmy Fallon and more. WHAT: Locally made movie about a young woman in Texas who finds a home in the world of roller derby. WHEN AND WHERE: Opening today at Quality 16 and Showcase Cinemas and MJR Brighton. Get complete local screen times. HOW LONG: 111 minutes. RATING: PG-13 (sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material).

ANNARBOR.COM REVIEW: "Barrymore's enjoyable "Whip It" offers a positive message" by Jenn McKee

OTHER REVIEWS:Christy Lemire, The Associated PressLisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment WeeklyDavid Edelstein, New York MagazinePeter Brunette, The Hollywood ReporterRob Nelson, Variety Robert Wilonsky, The Village Voice

YOUR TAKE: Sound off about "Whip It": Comment on this story, post on Twitter, and vote in our poll.

Join in by using the hashtag #whipit and direct your tweet to the "Whip It" Twitter account by typing @WhipItMovie.


MORE VIDEOS: • Clips from the movie: Being judged | Football game | Stalking me"Whip It" featuretteDrew Barrymore talks about "Whip It" at promotional event in DetroitDrew Barrymore's "Whip It" tour diaryBehind "Whip It": Drew on the meaning of the film • Drew Barrymore talks about "Whip It" with Conan O'Brien": 1 | 2Juliette Lewis and "Whip It" screenwriter/Los Angeles Derby Dolls co-founder Shauna Cross talk about the movie at 2009 Toronto International Film FestivalEllen Page talks about "Whip It" at 2009 TIFFEllen Page and Alia Shawkat talk about "Whip It" at 2009 TIFF • "Whip It" Red carpet/behind the scenes at 2009 TIFF: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4Landon Pigg and Alia Shawkat talk about "Whip It""Whip It" training b-roll


Ellen Page and Landon Pigg in "Whip It."

Fox Searchlight

Come back to on Saturday for a report on audience reaction from a Friday night screening.

Chrysta Cherrie is the entertainment producer/copy editor for Reach her at or 734-623-2526, and follow her on Twitter @chrystacherrie.