This is a good-natured movie about high school cheerleaders. There is nothing original in the plot — trying to win a cheerleading competition against all odds yada yada. But, as Flacco points out, Kirsten Dunst’s Torrance is one dynamic chick:
When I hear people say, “Oh, she’s only a cheerleader.” I say, “Yeah, can you perform a front handspring, step out, round off back handspring, step out, round off back handspring, full twisting layout?” That’s when the glazed look falls on their face. Torrance can. I wouldn’t have her performing full twisting layouts on Women Who Wow Wednesday otherwise.
Kirsten Dunst is among the most prolific and versatile actresses of her generation. Bring It On, besides being a fun time at the movies, represents one end of that talented spectrum. Watch this, then watch one of her more serious turns, for example in All Good Things, Melancholia, or Levity. Mix in Marie Antoinette and you’ll understand what I mean. Really like her.