Kirsten Dunst plays head cheerleader in high school when she finds out that her former leader stole cheers that gave them five state championships.
I recently rewatched this movie during Thanksgiving break. I usually have no interest in watching a movie about cheerleading, but I think I watched it the first time because I heard it was surprisingly a good movie. When I watched it the first time, I remembered liking it and thought I’d see if I still did.
It stars Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku who are likeable. The storyline is pretty fluffy, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It knows it is goofy. Eliza’s character helps that along. Kirsten’s character is way serious about her cheerleading, but Eliza does it only because the high school she just moved to doesn’t have a gymnastics team. She is the cynical person of all cheerleaders for the movie and is won over by the goofiness of it.
It also has the awesome “spirit fingers”. Everyone should see it just to know what that means and use it from time to time when making any comment about choreographed dancing.