We would quote director Peyton Reed naming the tooth-brushing scene as his favorite part of his marvelous first film Bring It On whatever the circumstance, but since we were just talking about it recently, and this scene specifically, it feels more than timely. And the movie just turned 15 today! (ETA Oh and you should also read our pal Manuel's piece on the film's sneaky feminism over here!) Anyway, says Mr. Reed...
"I loved that it was a wordless scene and it creates this tension … they clearly have feelings for each other and it’s this weird banter that really plays out through the way they brush their teeth! There’s a moment where Kirsten kind of blocks her spitting [the toothpaste] and it was just really cute and I was really pleased with the chemistry they had in that scene together. It felt like something out of an old ‘40s movie, where it was not a dialogue-based scene — there’s so much dialogue in these snappy comebacks and things in the movie, and then here’s a scene that was a much more quiet, but you clearly knew what each of those actors was thinking at the time."
to think jesse bradford would have been a-list today.....
Absolutely LOVE that movie!!! Absolutely LOVE that scene!!! I smile like an idiot just thinking about how fucking amazing it is. :)
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