Bring It On (2000)
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Jessica Bendinger, Jessica Bendinger
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union, Ian Roberts, Lindsay Sloane, Cody McMains, Rini Bell, Nicole Bilderback, Tsianina Joelson, Clare Kramer, Richard Hillman, Rini Bell, Richard Hillman
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|Movie Review by Xavier |
April 22nd, 2007
Just Bring It.
You know something? Despite what the song says sometimes boys wanna have fun too. This film is fun, it is also one of the ditties that appear on my 'Guilty Pleasures' list but bizarrely I don't feel that guilty. I will slap anybody who says they do not like a dumb movie, you are lying! We all have films in our hearts that do not necessarily challenge our intellect, have profound messages or really mean something to us. This film, to me, makes me want to have a couple of beers and appreciate the female form. You can't really despise me for that either, I kinda feel that the whole point is just that.
This film does indeed hold a strange fascination for me. Being British an all we do not have cheerleaders, we have plenty of sports teams but no women cheering them on. On watching this film I do feel like I have missed out on something in my youth. I guess if you are reading this and you are North American you may be slightly sick of it? I don't know!!
Back to the film, if you have not seen it and have been paying attention to what I have been writing you may have already guessed that it is quite the non-cerebral flick. This is pure stupid fun. That is all good for me. I cannot actually remember the first time I watched this, I know I did not see it at the cinema, I am not even sure it was on at the big screen over here. However I do keep coming back to it. For little old me, there is so much to like. The whole East coast slang language, the sunlight, the quirky dialogue, the cheesy music, the fact that it almost rips the crap out of itself and superbly, the way it does not take itself seriously. Oh and there is also the sheer gorgeousness of the young ladies on show, Claire Kramer and Gabrielle Union are breathtaking, as is lead actress Kirsten Dunst. Miss Dunst is something of an enigma to me, I was totally blown away by her performance in a certain vampire movie when she was much younger, but I am a little uncomfortable with her involvement in a popular franchise at present. She looks brilliant in this though, and, I don't care if I get slated but I do think she can act. She is excellent in this, on all levels (Mwa Ha Ha Haaa).
The film moves along pretty fast, considering the content you could be mistaken that it makes the film bad. I disagree. I am sure this film was made for blokes and the odd misses who are just getting together for a few drinks and a laugh. It so works, if you don't like it the film is short enough to not hate it. It has everything for the short attention span, good looking people and some spot on one liners;
'You put the ass in massive'
'You put the lu in de-luuuded'
'Let's beat these Buffys down...'
'Cheerleaders are dancers that have gone retarded...'
'You're butt is so big, it is about to form it's own website'
THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH CONTAINS A SPOILER. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT.
What I also love about this film and it actually is able to bring tears to my eyes, is the sentiment of not being a success. At the end the pretty ladies come second ('Second place, hell yeah!!!') and that is something that I can relate too. The whole 'taking part' ethos is here in force and it does, almost give the film a little meaning and credibility. I like it.
SPOILER OVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTINUE WITH MY RAMBLINGS.
At the end of the day I am not asking you to go out and watch this straight away. If it is on TV and you have nothing better to do, please watch it, it is not a complete waste of time. If you are a little more intrigued and hire the DVD out feel free to check out the deleted and extended scenes, the SAT and 'Look at my butt' spots are excellent. I just think that this movie is excellent fun. Does it deserve five stars? Possibly not. Why did I give it five stars? Because Eliza Dushku is in it, and I am going to marry her one day, or at least have a steamy, illicit affair with her. And she is superb in this, because she is amazingly gorgeous.
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Apr 22, 2007 4:30 PM
|Gee, cheerleaders are a guilty pleasure of yours? Wow... that's so... original.|
I have a uniform, you know.
Apr 23, 2007 12:17 AM
Yes, I was that girl once. And yes... I still have the uniform.
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