Bring It On
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen cheerleading comedy film directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, and Gabrielle Union.
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
Why It Rocks
- The cheers were memorable.
- One-liners that can be often used.
- Great casting choices.
- It shows that you don't have to win all the time.
- It taught us to be honest.
- Bad-ass characters.
- It sparked a cheer revolution.
- Awesome musical montage in the end of the movie.
- Cliff & Torrance are a cute couple.
- The sequels aren't that good.
- Big Red copied their cheers from Clovers.
The film received a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on a total of 117 compiled reviews; the site's consensus reads: "Despite the formulaic, fluffy storyline, this movie is surprisingly fun to watch, mostly due to its high energy and how it humorously spoofs cheerleading instead of taking itself too seriously." In comparison, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gave the film an average score of 52 based on 31 reviews, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".
Accolades The film ranked #30 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. Initially unimpressed with the film and giving it 2 of 4 stars, Roger Ebert later referred to it as the "Citizen Kane of cheerleader movies."
Bring It On was released in North America on August 25, 2000. The film grossed $17,362,105 in 2,380 theaters during its opening weekend, ranking first at the North American box office. Although it experienced an 18% decline in gross earnings, the film held the top position for a second consecutive week, and later on a third. The film went on to gross $68,379,000 in North America and an additional $22,070,929 overseas for a total gross of $90,449,929.