It can be easy to assume that a documentary about the "worst cheerleading squad in Finland" would end up seeming like a real life version on the film Bring It On. Indeed, the film begins with slow motion shots of the cheerleaders flying through the air. However, it quickly turns out that the film is much more about the personal lives of featured cheerleaders Patu and Aino, as well as coach Miia, with the film being all the more better for it.
Probably the biggest take away from Cheer Up is that it doesn't matter that these girls are considered the worst cheerleading team in Finland. Sure, you can develop a "no pain, no gain"attitude and literally bleed for your team, but at the end of the day, there are more important things that these girls have to worry about in their lives than flips and pyramids.