OVERVIEW: The memorable heroine of Juno is back and scores huge
laughs as Bliss Cavendar, a blue-haired misfit stuck in a tiny Texas town in Whip It, a coming-of-age
comedy skating onto Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy and DVD January 26 from Twentieth Century
Fox Home Entertainment. Tired of following in her family’s footsteps, Bliss discovers a way to put
her life on the fast track when she lands a spot on a rough-and-tumble roller derby team. Her journey
comes full-circle as she reconnects with her family and finds her own path in the world.
SYNOPSIS: For years, Bliss Cavendar (Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page) has been dreaming of escaping her tiny, truck-stop of a town Bodeen, Texas. Unfortunately her devoted, beauty pageant obsessed mother (Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden) is convinced that Bliss can only succeed in life if she wins the crown at the local Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant, but the awkward outsider knows there’s something bigger and better out there. When Bliss sneaks off to the big city of Austin with her best friend Pash (Alia Shawkat) she discovers a world unlike anything she could ever imagine: roller derby, with its girl-power-meets-punk-rock spirit and its liberating celebration of wild individuality.
Inspired by the likes of Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig), Bliss secretly tries out for a spot on the Hurl Scouts, a rag-tag team of scrappy underdogs. Soon she’s trading in her gowns and crowns for skirts, skates and scrapes becoming her alter ego, Babe Ruthless. Leading a precarious double life, Bliss may be a waitress at Bodeen’s Oink Joint by day, but by night, she’s becoming the fastest thing on eight wheels. Now she’s doing things she never dreamed of -- fearlessly facing off with bad-ass rivals like Iron Maven (Academy Award® nominee Juliette Lewis) and falling for a boy in a band (singer/songwriter Landon Pigg) -- while trying to be a heroine to her new friends and teammates. But when her secret gets out, Bliss will face her toughest fight yet: to take control of the future . . . on her own terms.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. Not only the picture looks
good in this release, also the sound it is good. A Dolby Digital
English and French 5.1 Surround Sound, providing a nice
complement to the picture, it also includes English and Spanish subtitles.
In terms of Special Features
like is always the case with a promesing film that doesn't meet
expectations at the box office, these are very few. It only
includes an alternate opening and a total of eight deleted and
extended scenes that don't add anything new to the prespective
of the film.
Overall Drew Barrymore
made an acceptable debut as a director of a feature film with
this movie. However the weak and melodramatic script doesn't
give her enough material to explode her full potential. I hope
to see her working again behind the cameras with a
better material. This is one
of those movies that is just worth a rental.
Spanish and Francais 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Deleted and Extended Scenes
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