Parents' Guide to

Bring It On

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Smart, sassy movie, but expect raunchy humor, language.

Movie PG-13 2000 98 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 15+

Too much profanity and slurs

I remember liking this when I was you ger, but my 13 year ild and I decided to turn it off. Im not a prude, but the language and slurs are really over the top. Unnecessary and gratuitous scenes of teen girls in their underwear. Would give it a miss. Didn’t seem to hve any redeeming qualities.
age 15+

cringe for me

too much sexual scenes take away from the movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (21 ):

BRING IT ON strikes just the right note, respecting Torrance's commitment and sportsmanship, but not taking any of it too seriously. The opening and closing cheers are the movie's high point, the first one mocking the cheerleader ideal and the one that accompanies the closing credits to the classic '80s song "Mickey," by Toni Basil. The issues of the white appropriation of black culture (going back at least to Elvis and Pat Boone) is an important one for kids to understand.

It is a darned shame that this smart and sassy movie has to include unnecessarily raunchy humor. Otherwise, this would be a terrific movie for kids, because it raises some important issues and it is a lot of fun.

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