Pitch Perfect

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Pitch Perfect {2012}

Stars:

  • Anna Kendrick
  • Skylar Astin
  • Brittany Snow
  • Anna Camp
  • Rebel Wilson

Summary: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

{kindly taken from Rotten Tomatoes}

My Thoughts: {Spoilers!} Let me start off by saying that I probably wouldn’t have seen this on my own. If I had the choice, I would have liked to seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I was outnumbered :( Anyhoo, I surprisingly enjoyed Pitch Perfect. It was fluffy, yes, and totally aimed at teens, but what makes it good is that the movie knows its fluffy and not award-winning. It’s one of those movies that you go and see with friends, not one that you think will win an Oscar. Anna Kendrick played Beca, a strong, independent college student who would rather listen to her music than join an a cappella group. I loved how she stood her ground. It made me admire her as a character, and I think that quality was what “made” the group. She also had a lovely voice! For those who didn’t know, Kendrick appeared on Broadway and was nominated for a TONY. Random Fact of the Day! :) She and Jessie {Skylar Astin} were adorable together. It was kind of obvious that they would end up together, but when they were fighting, it broke.my.heart. The actors played the chemistry quite well, and the relationship felt, well, real. Fat Amy {Rebel Wilson} was hilarious, and I loved her one-liners. I think that her confidence in her body sent out a great message, and I will totally look for Rebel in the future. Aubrey {Anna Camp} was so so so stubborn and annoying. She got on my nerves often, because can’t you TELL that doing outdated songs will NOT get you to the competition. I warmed up to her by the end, however. Her “partner-in-crime,” Chloe, {Brittany Snow} was a little more likable. The rest of the girls in the group all had their moments, and they were all pretty funny. The plot did have a few holes here and there, but with the songs breaking it up, I didn’t think it was too bad. Speaking of which, the songs were terrific and very catchy. They were stuck in my head all day! :) I think that the casting was superb, and that Pitch Perfect deserves every praise it has been given.

Pros: Developed characters and entertaining plot.

Cons: Nothing that bad, but I don’t think it was the best movie I’ve seen, if that makes any sense?

Heads Up: Language, for sure. The PG-13 rating was fair, and the movie was obviously aimed at the teen audience, so just keep that in mind.

Overall: I give it 4 stars {****} and I recommend it for ages 14 and up.

I now really want The Sing-Off to start! :)

Have a lovely evening!

Bella :)

Psst. The next two movies on my list? Wreck-It Ralph at Thanksgiving and Les Misérables at Christmas.

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