Bring It On Again

Movie review by
Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
Bring It On Again Movie Poster Image
Sequel gives teen girls something to cheer about.
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 90 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

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

Violence

One fistfight between two cheerleaders.

Sex

Some kissing and mild sexual innuendo, but nothing serious.

Language

Mild profanity.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydvdqueen March 10, 2012

i liked it!

well i happen to like it. it was well it was a pretty good movie!
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 ac... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byMASSICLIKPERCYJ... September 25, 2010
Teen, 14 years old Written byjessie e May 21, 2012

a cliche, but still a cute see

I honestly enjoyed thismovie. Sure their were some cheesy moments, but it made me laugh out loud. The rivalry was anything but unique, yet the message was worth... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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