There are some days when you just need a cheesy bit of fluff as your choice of film, and Netflix's Work It is exactly that. The gist of the film is incredibly simple: hoping to convince her dream school to accept her, high school senior Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) decides to create a dance squad after her school's top-notch dance team — the Thunderbirds — rejects her because she is severely lacking in rhythm. Since the dance team has all the well-known dancers, Quinn and her best friend Jas (Liza Koshy) have to branch out and nab the "diamonds in the rough," aka the people who don't audition for the Thunderbirds. They round up a lovable — but not truly fleshed out — group of outcasts and fumble their way to victory!
Is this a particularly groundbreaking set up? Absolutely not. Is Work It basically the Gen Z lovechild of Bring It On and Step Up with a dash of Center Stage? In the cheesiest way possible, yes! Am I still going to watch this whenever I need something ridiculous with a banging soundtrack and Jordan Fisher living up to the leading man potential that was snatched from him with that tragic John Ambrose ending in P.S. I Still Love You? You're damn right! So keep reading for some of the most unfiltered thoughts I had while watching Netflix's latest original movie, Work It.