Friday Fun Flick: Bring It On

Bring It On posterFirst I must give credit to Jack Flacco and his post on Bring It On’s heroine Torrance Shipman.

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.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Fun Flick: Bring It On

  1. One of my absolute favorite movies of all time and a thrill to have blogged about it on Wednesday. Thank you so much for the mention. I completely appreciate it!

    BTW, I love the clip you chose. It’s one of my favorites since this is the part where that nice connection is made between Torrance and Cliff!

  2. Pingback: Friday (Mostly) Fun Flick: Pitch Perfect | movies remark

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