Pause for kids 13 & under
Smart, sassy movie, but expect raunchy humor, language.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bring It On is best for older teens. Characters (cheerleaders in a high school, primarily) frequently swear, use vulgar hand gestures, and call each other names. Characters also use anti-gay slurs from time to time. This is a satire of high school life, but the satire might be lost on younger viewers. The film also touches on the issue of whites' appropriation of black culture.
- Families can talk about how this high school movie compares with others. Is it similar to films that focus on sports competition? Or is the focus mostly on social interaction and romance?
- How is the issue of race dealt with in Bring It On?
- How does Torrance decide what is important to her and show determination and commitment?