Bring it On (2000)

Basic Summary – The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.

I’m not typically a fan of cheerleading films because they can either be really annoying or really bad. It’s hard to find a balance with them especially when trying to demonstrate how tough the sport is.

Bring it On – the first of many spinoffs – started the trend of films revolving around Cheerleading. However, after watching all the films over again, this one still holds up as probably the best. It has a unique storyline and deals with more than just a cheerleading team down in the dumps, but with social class issues. I won’t spoil much of the film but keep that in mind when watching the film.

All in all – I would give this film a watch if you haven’t already. It’s worth every minute of it.

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