Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Skylar Astin, Freddie Stroma
Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Ester Dean, Brock Kelly
Runtime: 112 mins
Release Date: October 5th 2012
Review Source: Advance Screening courtesy of Eventful.com
Plot: (via IMDb) Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
I am going to be very honest and say when I got the offer to the advance screening of Pitch Perfect, I took it just to get out of the house for a night. I did not go in expecting anything for the movie. So that night when I RSVP, I actually check out the movie trailer. The movie trailer gave me a little taste of what to expect. Young women singing a Capella, not a real big seller if you ask me. Well ladies and gents, I couldn't have been more wrong. Pitch Perfect was ACA-Mazing. Yes singing women and yes its an a Capella competition but what you really don't expect till you watch it, is that you will be laughing your butt off. I don't think there was a single person left in the theater not laughing out loud the whole time. My group ranged from ages 16 to 55 and everyone laughed equally. This film will even get the male gender cackling out loud. I can't wait to take my husband and see it again. I will honestly say I was laughing harder and longer watching Pitch Perfect then when I saw 21 Jump Street or any of the American Pie movies. Now with that being said, this movie delivers without going overboard on gritty or perverted topics. I would agree with its PG-13 rating.
Pitch Perfect follows Beca a recent freshman at Barden college. Beca is your typical loner, your first impression of her is depressed. She doesn't get along with her father which happens to be a professor at the college and she is look down upon by her roommate. All Beca dreams about and wants to be is a DJ in Los Angeles, she wants to create music full time. She takes a job at the college radio station and ends up having to file away Cd's and records. One day she is approached by the main girls behind the Barden Bellas, one of 4 competing a-Capella groups at the school. They ask her is she can sing because they need to fill their team to be able to go back to competition. Beca refuses saying she doesn't sing. When Beca heads into the showers and starts singing, one of the Barden Bellas is also in the showers and practically attacks her about her singing and eventually convinces Beca to join the the group. The Group is filled and they begin rehearsals and you can tell right away there will be issues between the girls. Then add to that their issues the team's rival and competition. Beca and the Barden Bellas will not have an easy rise if they want to rise to the top.
If I still haven't sold you on this film, all I can say is that this movie is worth every cent to see in theaters. trust me, I don't see just any movie in theaters I support the ones that truly deserve it. Pitch Perfect will leave you completely satisfied and more. The quality of the film is great and the comedy seals the deal. The musicality of the film is fun and you catch yourself singing along. The music is modern and delivered in such an entertaining modern way. I think I might even buy the soundtrack, its that great. Oh and Breakfast Club fans, you will enjoy the cover song showcased in the movie. You'll be raising your fist up high when the credits start to roll. All the characters sell the movie and are believable. My favorite is "Fat Amy" which is played by Rebel Wilson. She brings the house down every time she opens her mouth. Listen if you want a laugh out loud comedy and good quality music, go see Pitch Perfect.