Pitch Perfect (2012)

Pitch Perfect
Director: Jason Moore
Writer: Kay Cannon
Based on: Mickey Rapkin’s book
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Donald Faison

Plot:
Beca (Anna Kendrick) just started college, even though she’d much rather get started on her music producing career directly. As a deal with her father, she enters one of the university’s club – the all-girl acapella group The Bellas, headed by Aubrey (Anna Camp) and Chloe (Brittany Snow). The Bellas have to overcome a recent humiliation. Plus, they really want to beat the all-male campus acapella group. But The Bellas have been doing their thing for a little too long – and they desperately need some fresh input to win.

Pitch Perfect is a whole damn lot of fun. It is a little silly and very predictable, but it is amazingly entertaining.

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I do like Anna Kendrick and she was really good. But it was Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson who really knocked it out of the park. In a movie full of colorful (female) characters and a very strong cast, they managed to stand out and blow me away.

Plus, the movie was just really funny. From great quotes – such as “acaxcuse me” to “I call him the Hunter”, or “There’s nothing that makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy” [Elizabeth Banks was awesome, btw] – to just absurd situations, Pitch Perfect was one of the rare occasions where I even had to laugh at vomit jokes. (It’s good that they didn’t focus on them, though.)

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And to top it all off, the music was really nice and I did like the acapella mash-ups.

It’s not a perfect movie, though. I couldn’t bring myself to care much about Beca, or Jesse (Skylar Astin) or their love story. It was just way too clear how it would go down. And there were a few jokes that fell a bit flat, especially when it came to the lesbians. But it’s still very much worth it.

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Summarising: enjoyable.

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