Bring It On: All or Nothing

  • Review Date: August 14, 2006
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 99 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Older teens may find something to cheer about.
  • Review Date: August 14, 2006
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Running Time: 99 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Girls are mean to each other and are poor role models; Britney learns who her real friends are and to be honest.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Britney's boyfriend pressures her for sex and has sex with another cheerleader; Winnie does stripper moves to attract a boy. In a dream sequence, Britney grabs her own breasts while cheering about her chest being real.

Language

Liberal use of the words "whore" and "slut" to describe other girls, and lots of flipping the finger.

Consumerism

Blatant product placement.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the teen girls in this movie are mean to each other and back-stab each other. Britney's boyfriend pressures her to have sex with him, and when she says she's still not ready, calls her a tease. Winnie sleeps with Britney's boyfriend because she's jealous, and Britney has a hard time adjusting to a new school. There's some profanity and rude finger gestures, as well as some race-baiting (Winnie calls the Crenshaw Heights squad "ghetto" -- but by then she's well-established as the Mean Girl of the movie). The characters learn to be honest and trust those who are trustworthy, although this lesson may be overshadowed by the bad behavior leading up to this point. There's also prominent product placement of Fritos, Teen People, Pepsi, and Cingular.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In BRING IT ON: ALL OR NOTHING, Britney (Hayden Panettiere) has it made as the cheer team captain at Pacific Vista High School. And she is, as her mother puts it, "smart, pretty, and blond." But when her father's company relocates to the decidedly un-OC Crenshaw Heights, Britney's family moves with it. That means a new school and no more cheering -- Britney even promises never to cheer again. But she can't help herself -- she has to cheer. Without it, she fears she has no identity and will have no friends at the school where everyone calls her "Barbie." When she joins the new squad and meets a new boy, how will her old friends react? And can the Crenshaw Heights Warriors beat Britney's old squad in a contest to be in pop singer Rihanna's new video?

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Bring It On: All or Nothing is an entertaining, if raunchy, movie that mines the teen zeitgeist for new pop cultural references. Teens will probably want to rent it, although parents may roll their eyes at the clichéd premise. The plot is staid, and the action predictable. This installment in the series steals ideas from many different movies and TV shows. Like Save the Last Dance, the white girl appropriates hip-hop moves to become part of the group and to express her creativity. Like Legally Blond, Britney proves herself to be smarter than she at first seems. Like Mean Girls, she has to deal with a Queen Bee who's desperate to be on top.

Just because it's unoriginal doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable, however. The music is fun, and the actors are lively and well cast. Despite its cheesiness, teens may like it, although there are many better movies about teen life out there. And like All You've Got, All or Nothing hooks in with a pop singer to sell that artist's work. It's a good opportunity to educate teens about the realities of advertising in their favorite programs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about following your passion. Should Britney have made that promise not to cheer again even though it's something she loves? What do you think motivated Winnie to backstab Britney and sleep with Britney's boyfriend? When you feel insecure and want others to like you, what do you do? How can you deal with those feelings? They can also talk about teen movies in general. What do teens find amusing/degrading about the characters portrayed here? Do they feel represented? What stereotypes are prevalent in the film?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:August 8, 2006
DVD release date:August 8, 2006
Cast:Francia Almendarez, Hayden Panettiere, Solange Knowles-Smith
Director:Steve Rash
Studio:Universal Pictures
Genre:Comedy
Run time:99 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:some lewd gestures and sexual situations

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Kid, 11 years old April 12, 2010
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12
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Lots of iffy stuff, but a great dancing movie

very good, lots of b...tchiness but its ok. Love the moves.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Adult Written byDexterSmith April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

Over-the-top commercialism, raunchy humor, and nasty language

Sexual Content (Pause): Britney grabs her chest while cheering about it being real. Brad pressures Britney for sex. Winnie does a stripper dance to seduce Brad. Brad and Winnie have sex offscreen. Violence (Not an Issue): Some comic violence, one serious injury (a broken arm) is briefly and lightly touched upon. Language (Pause): "S***", "slut", and "whore" is just some of the nasty language in this movie. Camille and Britney give each other the finger. Social Behavior (Pause): Girls are mean and racist, Britney learns who her real friends are. Some crude humor, diverse cast. Commercialism (Off): Lots of product placement. Popular singer Rihanna figures prominently into the plot. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco (Pause): Some references to drugs ("Coffee's like crack to white people").
Teen, 15 years old Written byMASSICLIKPERCYJ... March 29, 2011
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9
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please, common sense media

Argh i'm beginning to hate this website a little. I mean really, iffy for 14??? I was watching PG-13 when i was 10!!! Like really, just because they watch a movie with language and stuff doens't mean they're gonna go around doing what they see! And i mean i have really bad memories my parents made me watch stupid, useless kiddie movies until i was 10 and convinced them i was mature enough to watch PG-13. I mean seriously not even 12 year olds can watch this? They have to grow up someday!!! BYE PEEPS!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models

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