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Oct 03

Whip It Like Beckham, Or Bend It Like Whip It

Comments (1) 12:15 AM posted by admin |

Yes, it’s true. Drew Barrymore’s “Whip It” rips off “Bend It Like Beckham” on almost every level. The major difference between the two is that one was filmed in Ypsilanti, Michigan while the other was filmed in nearby Windsor, Ontario. I think that’s why they look so similar.

The one thing you don’t realize when watching other movies is how small of a role the surroundings have. The movie was filmed here (for the most part), yet there are only about twenty seconds combined of Ypsi landmarks like the Smith furniture building, the Elbow Room, The Wolverine, the downtown Ypsilanti Library, the 7-11, and Terry Bakery. One of David Kircher’s properties on South Summit gets the most air time of all the Ypsilanti sights.

I’m just glad they edited out the scene outside the Elbow Room where Jimmy Fallon tried to spit on me.

See it because it was filmed in Ypsilanti, but go to the dollar theater.

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  1. Comment by Joanne
    October 7, 2009 @ 10:42 pm


    Per IMDB, “Bend It” was shot in the UK and Germany. That notwithstanding, the two stories do run exactly the same now that you mention it.

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