A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Girls are mean to each other and are poor role models; Britney learns who her real friends are and to be honest.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
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.
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Liberal use of the words "whore" and "slut" to describe other girls, and lots of flipping the finger.
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Products & Purchases
Blatant product placement.
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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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