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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Kirsten Dunst
Eliza Dushku
Jesse Bradford
Gabrielle Union
Jesse Bradford
Directors
Peyton Reed
Screenwriters
Jessica Bendinger
Running Time
99 minutes

Bring It On
Teen comedy about rival cheerleading teams, with Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku.


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Plot
With the help of gymnastics genius Missy Pantone, Torrance, the captain of cheerleader champs the Toros, drives her team to create an original routine, skirts around romance with Missy's brother and squares up to Isis, the head girl of rivals the Clovers.


Verdict
Lacking the bite of Election, the smut of American Pie or the charm of 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On fails to reach the top echelon of recent high-school outings. It remains, however, easy on the eye, and sporadically fun.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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