Bring It On

Rated 2.0 A newly elected high-school cheerleading captain (Kirsten Dunst) tries to lead her squabbling squad to their sixth consecutive national championship title in this half-baked comedy. The movie is the funniest when the co-ed team hires a choreographer (Ian Roberts as a cheesy Bob Fosse wannabe) to help them replace plagiarized cheers (“Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded,” he barks), and most dramatically in sync when wrestling with black pride issues introduced by their East Compton competitors. The teen romance elements are flat and predictable, and the raunchy script strains its PG-13 rating. Directed by Peyton Reed.