Bring It On

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Overview

The hard work, dedication, and personal politics behind "rah rah rah!" and "sis boom bah!" go under the microscope in this engaging teen comedy. Torrance Shipman Kirsten Dunst discovers that being captain of her San Diego high school's six-time championship-winning cheerleading squad is more complicated than she had imagined. Torrance's parents want her to spend more time on her homework, her boyfriend wants her to spend more time with him, and she learns that the squad's former captain stole some of their best ...
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Overview

The hard work, dedication, and personal politics behind "rah rah rah!" and "sis boom bah!" go under the microscope in this engaging teen comedy. Torrance Shipman Kirsten Dunst discovers that being captain of her San Diego high school's six-time championship-winning cheerleading squad is more complicated than she had imagined. Torrance's parents want her to spend more time on her homework, her boyfriend wants her to spend more time with him, and she learns that the squad's former captain stole some of their best routines from other teams -- and that Isis Gabrielle Union, captain of a top squad at a crosstown, inner-city high school, plans to fight back this year. To make things worse, when one of the cheerleaders is injured, Torrance is forced to replace her with Missy Eliza Dushku, a cynical new kid who is involved only because the school doesn't offer gymnastics. In the midst of this chaos, with the national championship around the corner, Torrance couldn't have picked a worse time to fall in love with Cliff Jesse Bradford, a classmate who cares a lot more about punk rock than school spirit. Dunst trained with a cheerleading squad for her role, though a double performed the more complicated stunts.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Doree Shafrir
At first glance, the surprise box office winner Bring It On appears to be just another pretty entry in a long procession of forgettable teen-centric movies. What separates Bring It On from its classmates, however -- besides some snazzy cheerleading -- is an unusually engaging plot, a witty self-awareness, and an ingratiating lack of self-importance. The new Rancho Carne High School cheerleading captain, Torrance Shipman Kirsten Dunst, panics when she discovers that her predecessor had stolen their championship-caliber moves from the urban East Compton High, fronted by the no-nonsense Gabrielle Union 10 Things I Hate About You. The pressure is on as Torrance, along with new teammate and best friend Missy Pantone Eliza Dushku, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, rush to choreograph an entirely new routine in order to qualify for the championship for the sixth consecutive year. The East Compton squad, meanwhile, is not even sure if it will be able to raise enough cash to travel to the meet. While breezy and fun, Bring it On makes interesting points about white American culture's appropriation of black influences. Veteran TV director Peyton Reed Mr. Show welds teen angst, pep-squad spunk, and the amazing dance moves of two very different groups of teenagers into a winning collage. The DVD includes commentary by Reed, deleted scenes, home video footage of the car wash scene, and a music video by the R&B group Blaque.
All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
The charming Kirsten Dunst imbues a spunky airhead cheerleader with a preternatural amount of life, humor, and compassion in this above-average teen sports comedy directed by Mr. Show refugee Peyton Reed. Bring It On may not have the satirical bite of such teen-competition classics as Smile (1975) and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993), as some critics rightly complained. But what the movie lacks in teeth it more than makes up for in genuine empathy and good humor. Much of the film's success relies upon the inventiveness of the cast and Reed's loose, intuitive way with actors: a protracted, wordless toothbrushing scene between Dunst and love interest Jesse Bradford ranks as one of the summer of 2000's giddiest, most sublime movie moments. The plot follows the by-the-numbers underdog triumph model set by Hoosiers, Rocky, and countless other sports films, but there are enough wrinkles -- a proud, plagiarized competing team from East Compton being chief among them -- to keep the proceedings interesting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2014
  • UPC: 025192124952
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Source: Universal Mod
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,256

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirsten Dunst Torrance Shipman
Eliza Dushku Missy Pantone
Jesse Bradford Cliff Pantone
Gabrielle Union Isis
Clare Kramer Courtney Egbert
Nicole Bilderback Whitney Dow
Tsianina Joelson Darcy
Rini Bell Kasey
Ian Roberts Sparky
Richard Hillman Aaron
Lindsay Sloane Big Red
Cody McMains Justin Shipman
Nathan West Jan
Natina Reed Jenelope
Huntley Ritter Les
Shamari Fears LaFred
Brandi Williams Lava
Technical Credits
Peyton Reed Director
Marc Abraham Producer
Todd Michael Amateau Asst. Director
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Jessica Bendinger Co-producer, Screenwriter
Armyan Bernstein Executive Producer
Robert Trevor Black Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas A. Bliss Producer
Larry Bock Editor
Paddy Cullen Executive Producer
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Gottlieb Musical Direction/Supervision
High Hat Choreography
Ray Jasper Choreography
John Ketcham Producer
Sharon Lomofsky Production Designer
Shawn Maurer Cinematographer
Jill McGraw Set Decoration/Design
Joseph Middleton Casting
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Caitlin Scanlon Executive Producer
Patricia Wolff Co-producer
Max Wong Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 2, 2011

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    i <3 this movie

    I`m a cheerleader and i love this movie!!! It`s great how they show real cheerleaders instead of just pom-pom shaking snobs. I love the routines!!! Great movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    im sexy im cute im popular to boot who am i ? just guess guys wanna touch my chest we are cheerleaders!

    man i love Bring It On every time i watch the movie i feel so happy it makes me just wanna be a cheerleader i just love how the movie is its a film i'll always enjoy and Jesse Bradford as Cliff is so hot in this movie i like how Missy played by Eliza Dushku became good friends with Torance played by Kristen Dunst this is a movie you gotta see so go out and buy it if not then rent it you'll love it hey i did

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining, but should've been better!

    When this movie began production, it was supposed to be a dead-serious movie about cheer from a hardcore competition standpoint. It's something good cheerleaders wanted to see as we struggle to prove even cheers validity as a sport. They recruited from the best AllStar team, the World Champion Outlaws. It should have been amazing. Once hollywood got ahold of this movie, however, they turned it into "Clueless" with cheerleaders. If you look close, you can still see remnants of the original story. It was a thoroughly entertaining movie to be certain, but what a disappointment to those of us who would like to go beyond cheer stereotypes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME MOVIE!

    I thought that this movie was great, for one, I'm a cheerleader and I have never been able to find cheer movies, and 2, its so much like cheerleading. Some of the best parts were when they were stunting, because I have done and seen most of the stunts performed in the Movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bring It On, Baby!

    Its A REALLY good movie, its about a sassy cheerleading squad that stole routines from The Clovers, which are the best team. But the thing is is that they didnt even know they were! If you wanna know what happens you got to buy this movie! It's aswome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRING IT ON - WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE MOVIE

    I THINK BRINNG IT ON IS AN EXCELLENT MOVIE ABOUT CHEERLEADING,TEENAGE LOVE AND WHAT GIRLS WILL DO TO BE POPULAR.WHEN I FIRST SAW THE BOX FOR THE MOVIE I THOUGHT THE FILM WOULD BE RUBBISH,BUT ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS,LOREN PERSUADED ME TO WATCH IT AND I'M GLAD SHE DID BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE BEST FILMS I'VE EVER SEEN.THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE IS QUITE GOOD I THINK BECAUSE IT DESCRIBES THAT THE CHARACTERS IN THE FILM AREN'T AFRAID OF SOME COMPERTITION.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You got to see it!

    Bring it On is absolutely the best cheerleading movie ever! Starring Kristen Dunst who played Judy in Jumanji. This movie is about. A cheerleadind squad vs another cheerleading squad. It's hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good flick.

    Although the acting wasn't the exact best out there (I've seen the actors do a much better job in other films) the choreography is brilliant and although the plot is superficial, it sends a good message out to other people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is great!!!!!!!!

    This movie is about cheerleading, cheerleading, cheerleading!! It is awesome and has some great songs in it! I can't get that song ''Mickey'' out of my head by B*Witched. Get the soundtrack that is awesome also. You have to see this movie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2002

    Kirsten Dunst does it again!

    Kirsten Dunst shines in the romantic comedy ''Bring it on'' and is sure to keep you laughing on the ground.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    Combines athletics and the rough road to become the best in the business.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The ''Cheeriest'' Movie Ever!

    Okay i've watched this movies a thousand and one times and i can't get over the brilliant acting skills of kirsten dunst, eliza dushku, jesse bradford, nathan west, hutley ritter, rini bell and tsiana joelson plus the direction pleyton reed and the faboulous producers the movie has had me in so many fits of laughter i can't count them anymore! I also personally own a copy of the movie on DVD and I would have to say my money is definately on the DVD because it features, Audio Commentary, Dealeated Scences, Extended Scences, Spotlight On Location, ''As If'' the film clip by stars BLAQUE, nver before seen footage of the car wash scene plus many many more features so PLEASE watch and I hope u can enjoy it as much as i did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm Sexy I Am Cute I'm Popular To Boot

    Bring it on was a vrey good movie.My friends and i enjoyed it a lot we wish we can c it al the time.Bring it on was a bout a couple of cheerleaders and they want have won 5 champuion ships in a row and they are going to try to make it 6 but they get second place in the champion ship they wre beat by the best clovers they think there the best.So they try very hard but dont make i personally think that it was a very close cal to say but i would have picked the clovers so the is my review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERING BUT I THINK ITS GREAT

    HI I AM JUST WONDERING IF N E 1 KNOWS N E OF THE CHEER WORDS AT ALL. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE MOVIE AND THE CHEERS AND JUST WANT THE CHEERS. SO IF N E 1 IS READING THIS AND KNOWS N E CHEERS OR N E WEB SITES WHERE I COULD FIND N E OF THE CHEERS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT call_tha_cops_911@hotmail.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this movie is wicked it totally rox

    well its about cheer leaders and the team called torance copies all there songs and moves from a team called clovers then they go to the heats with the same dance well better not tell you any more you have to see it it is so cool ilove it >>>>>> i absoulotly love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME MOVIE!!!!

    this movie is awesome!! The plot was something that really made it interesting. A cheerleader who has a boyfriend but falls in love with another punk guy. Great for teens and people of all ages! BUY IT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bring On the Competition!!!

    Today, the common stereotype of a cheerleader would be a) a bimbo, b) a girl c)all of the above. The answer is c. Bring it on proves otherwise in numerous ways. Stiff competition, backbreaking moves, grace, creativity, and so much more. This film isn't just about whiny bimbos. It's about creativity, friendship, and romance. With some sports and skimpy cheerleading outfits thrown in. Enter the world of competitive cheerleading, but brace yourself for some truly awesome moves. Three cheers for Bring It On!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    it's sexy , it's cute , it's popular to boot....!

    Bring it on was snazzy and jesse bradford who is the best ever actor was FANTASTIC in it and i would say it has to have been the best teen comedy movie i have ever seen. JESSE YOU RULE BABY!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ifyou're part of a squad this movie is for you!!

    This is a really goood way of showing that you have to have a good foudation to stay together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was funny

    The movie was funny,funny,funny,it kept me in tears, thats what i love about the move. I dident like the fact that it was VERY unrealistic,but still funny,funny,funny. great for upper teen age audiance.FUNNY!!

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