Peyton Reed directs Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union in this teen comedy about a cheerleading competition.
Surface level – this is just an average teen movie, very much of its era, with enough dirty dialogue for the adults, enough colour and energy for the kids. But it is very, very rewatchable. Dunst is probably the main reason for this – her lead role really plays towards her long since abandoned mainstream star strengths. Yet I can’t think of any movie that gets the unlikely combination of sweet yet salty, sexy yet sunny quite so perfectly blended.
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