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Bring It On: Again (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | Video 13 January 2004
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When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.

Director:

Damon Santostefano

Writers:

Claudia Grazioso (story), Claudia Grazioso (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Judson-Yager ... Whittier
Bree Turner ... Tina
Kevin Cooney ... Dean Sebastian
Faune Chambers Watkins ... Monica (as Faune A. Chambers)
Bryce Johnson ... Greg
Richard Lee Jackson ... Derek
Bethany Joy Lenz ... Marni (as Joie Lenz)
Holly Towne Holly Towne ... Janice
Dennis Hemphill Jr. Dennis Hemphill Jr. ... Francis
Felicia Day ... Penelope
Katherine Bailess ... Colleen Lipman
Joshua Gomez ... Sammy Stinger
Kelly Stables ... Tiny Blonde
Brian Patrick Wade ... Fatneck (as Brian Wade)
Darren Geare Darren Geare ... Croquet Teammate
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Storyline

Dean Sebastian wants to safeguard the perks of a college with a champion cheer-leading squad, so he instructs ruthlessly ambitious and tyrannical captain Tina, who was preparing her sycophantic buddy as successor, to mentor in stead a freshman talent, Whittier. After jumping trough hoops in every sense, she however draws the line at having to dump her buddy Monica and calls the bluff of the classical threat 'or you're out'. So they and Greg, the gay leader of the male cheerleaders on whose shoulders the antics rest literally, pull out and form a rival squad, which welcomes campus misfits and social outsiders, including inventive smart-aleck Derek, yet also enters the national championship. Written by KGF Vissers

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They're Bringing The Moves... They're Bringing The Grooves See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual innuendo | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Katherine Bailess, who plays the reporter Colleen Kipman, also had a recurring role in One Tree Hill. Bethany Joy Lenz (Marnie) has a starring role in One Tree Hill. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the cheerleaders do their first performance at a game in front of the school, some of the cheerleaders have earrings and necklaces on. In real cheerleading, it's against the rules to have any form of jewelry on. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Hope: Well, some people look at an impossible situation and ask, "Why?" Others look at the same situation and ask "why not?" For the competition on Saturday, I'm asking myself, "Why?" Why bother? In a billion years, we're all gonna be obliviated by a black hole anyway!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes & the cast singing Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" roll alongside the credits. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Klayton
Performed by Celldweller
Courtesy of Esion Media
By Arrangement with Position Music
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Not a Worthy Sequel
9 March 2008 | by liberalblossom15See all my reviews

Whittier is both nervous and excited. She's just made it onto the BEST cheer leading squad (best in WHAT is never clarified). Unfortunately, the captain is rude and cruel to the other cheerleaders, so she and her best friend Monica decide to create their own squad and have a cheer off to see who will go to nationals. At the same time she is falling for the shaggy Derrick who could be perfect for her.

From the beginning this film annoyed me. The lead girl is too naive and impressionable - after one talk with her "head cheerleader" she decides to cut down on her calories and ridicule her friends - even drop them for acceptance. (Don't most girls grow out of that by college?) When she finally stands up for herself, you'll wonder what took so long, and why she felt the need to strip to make her point.

The acting is okay at best, especially from the lead, who is out shined by the girls playing her best friend and her adversary. The "comedy" is minimal, with the gag of Penelope getting hurt being very overdone. The ending was predictable and completely unrealistic as well.

This film left me with a few questions:

*What was with the constant costuming of Whittier in yellow? *Why did the guy playing the mascot beat box to the costume head before going out onstage?

*Where did the new squad find the funding to get matching uniforms and how did they manage to unify their routine within two days?

Overall:

This is nothing more than mundane teen drivel. It's an unnecessary sequel trying to cash in on the success of it's predecessor. The acting is poor and the ending unrealistic and predictable. Skip this lame flick - you're not missing anything.


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Release Date:

13 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bring It on 2 See more »

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Altadena, California, USA See more »

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