Bring It On
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||Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford
||Lots of sexual innuendo - see quotes below.
||She'll probably just think you're a pervert if
you suggest it.
||Lots of talk but nothing on screen.
||A broken leg and bloody nose, but it just goes
along with the job.
||Quite a few if you're older and understand them.
||When the girls are holding cheerleader tryouts
and one girl acts like a stripper, when the girls
hire the choreographer, and the final competition.
||So many, so little space, but here's a few:
"You're having cheer sex with him!"
"Guys want to touch my chest!"
"Is that your band or something" as Torrance checks
out Cliff's t-shirt with "The Clash" on it (boy I
"You speak fag."
"If you stop eating, maybe your body will eat your
||Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss, John Ketcham
Well Im thinking the ratings board made a mistake
in creating the PG-13 rating. Why? Because it has opened up
an entirely new group of movies that would probably be rated
R except the filmmakers got rid of the blatant nudity and
eliminated the sex. The latest movie in this group is "Bring
Bring It On
A Movie Review
Now dont get me wrong, its a fun, spirited
movie, totally targeted at the teen group, but Im
thinking the younger teens are going to be excited to see
this movie rather than the older teens, and for the youngins
I just think its too adult. Maybe Im just
beginning to become an old fart, but if youre giving
me a movie with cheerleaders running around in their
underwear and spouting tons of sexual innuendos, please make
it about college cheerleaders, let them be naked, and go all
The story kinda plays out like this: Kristen Dunst plays
Torrance who has just been elected as Captain of the
cheerleading squad. Their squad is the best, has been for
years, but the problem is that they have been stealing the
cheers of a different school, an inner-city school. Well,
for once, the other school is headed to the competition,
Torrence finds out about the stolen cheers before the
competition, hires a choreographer to draft a new cheer,
only to be humiliated at regional's when another school does
their cheer routine first. All is not lost, however, because
they still have three weeks until nationals (they get
invited back no matter how much they suck because they are
the previous champions), and Torrance finds it in her soul
to rally the cheerleaders to come up with something brand
new. And, oh yea, you also get a "he went off to college and
I still love him but theres this new kid at school who
Im digging" story line, the affluent versus the
inner-city school story line, the "is it better to win or
not be cheaters" story line, and the "are guy cheerleaders
gay?" story line.
So many story lines, so little time, and all the while
they might have had the high-schoolers having sex because
they sure insinuated it enough.
It was a cheesy movie about competition and motivation
(hell, I almost felt like cheering during the final
competitions), but still enjoyable. The movie, though,
could have had such a more wholesome appeal without all of
the sexual innuendos. Im not saying that I didnt
laugh at them, hell, I found them rather funny, but Im
just wondering if the 12 year olds were hopping in the car
as mom would drive them home and ask "Whats cheer
sex?" in response to Torrance's friends egging her
"Youre having cheer sex with him!" Maybe they have to
So I see "Bring It On" as this: They should have cleaned
it up and made it about competition and motivation rather
than sex; or - gone balls out, made them college
cheerleaders, and made the movie into a quality skin-flick
to be shown on late night cable. Its too bad sometimes
that PG-13 lets Hollywood tread that line. Maybe they
need a PG-16 rating?
The competition scenes were great, the love story was
nice, the bickering of high-schoolers was right on, and the
poking at cheerleaders was cute at times. Its too bad
I felt a little dirty after seeing it. Its 2 ½
stars out of 5, but Id rate it at least PG-16.
Thats it for this one! Im The Dude on the