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Bring It On Again

Sequel gives teen girls something to cheer about.
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Whittier learns good life lessons about what's really important to her and sticks to it.


One fistfight between two cheerleaders.


Some kissing and mild sexual innuendo, but nothing serious.


Mild profanity.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some unsportsmanlike conduct and lots of skimpy outfits. Whittier breaks into the school pool after hours with a boy she barely knows. There's a gay male character, but the only kissing is between the main character and her boyfriend. The main characters have their integrity tested, but come through with flying colors. In other words, there's very little here to worry parents.

What's the story?

Whittier Smith is back for a second round of cheers and challenges in BRING IT ON AGAIN. Former rivals and now best friends Whittier (Anne Judson-Yager) and Monica (Faune A. Chambers) begin college and land spots on the school's championship varsity cheerleading squad. But Whittier must make a tough decision when her drive to win forces her to choose between Monica and her boyfriend, or being the next head cheerleader. In a move that would make any mom proud and any girl more confident, she quits the squad and she and Monica form their own rag-tag team outcast club members: the drama geeks, the "neo-modern ballet" dancers, and the karate kids. To keep their teams afloat, they must win Nationals. But can they beat the varsity squad and its monomaniacal head cheerleader Tina (Bree Turner)?

Is it any good?


Don't let the fact that this movie went straight to video, or the fact that stars of the successful original don't appear in this one, deter you. Bring It On Again has loveable characters, a good moral, and some good fun that will make many teen girls, well, cheer.

While the kids are in college now, the movie seems best aimed at a younger set. Whittier and her boyfriend only kiss and hug; there's little cursing, and the moral is unfailingly positive -- follow your heart and don't forget why you compete. Is this message unique? Absolutely not. But Bring It On Again is still a worthy entry into the growing girls' coming-of-age genre.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how each member deals with competition. How do they know when competition has gone too far? Does this movie paint a realistic picture of college life? How do kids deal with bullies?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:January 13, 2004
DVD/Streaming release date:January 13, 2004
Cast:Anne Judson-Yager, Bree Turner, Faune Chambers
Director:Damon Santostefano
Studio:Universal Pictures
Run time:90 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:some language and mild innuendo

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Adult Written bydvdqueen March 10, 2012

i liked it!

well i happen to like it. it was well it was a pretty good movie!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byMommieMolly April 9, 2008

Don't bother...

Given how the first "Bring it On" is a really good movie, you would expect this one to be,too. However, it is cheesy and unrealistic. Some of the acting is pretty bad. Some parts have nothing to do with the plot. And the movie is too fast, so at times you really don't get how scenes tie in with the movie. This is a milder 'bring it on' for eight-year-olds, who are too old for Jojo's Circus and too young for full-scale "bring it on."
Teen, 15 years old Written byMASSICLIKPERCYJ... September 25, 2010


In my epic opinion, this sucked.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models