Pitch Perfect seemingly came out of nowhere and became such a hit that it led to two sequels. The film was a musical comedy focused upon the unlikely topic of acapella. Right at the start it set the tone with the reigning champs the Barden University Treblemakers laying down a great track with commentators Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins) making sarcastic and snide comments. Then the female group the Barden Bellas come out dressed like stewardesses and Aubrey (Anna Camp) while signing her solo vomits all over the stage. Those would be the elements that would make this story so successful, you had some great music by the acapella groups, a lot of comedy and satire as well.
The film would focus upon the Bellas trying to make it to the top of the acapella competitions with a brand new set of women including Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Cynthia (Ester Dean), Lee (Hana Mae), and Stacie (Alexis Knapp). As usual, their main adversary are the cocky Treblemakers led by Bumper (Adam DeVine). The two are exact opposites with the Trebelmakers playing current hits and giving them new mixes, while the Bellas have played the same tunes for years and are very conservative and regimented. Along the way they play upon freshmen in college experiences like trying to fit in, adjusting to their roommates in the dorms, finding significant others, etc. The two are actually related because it’s only by branching out that freshmen can really have a full college experience, just like the Bellas can’t be successful unless they take chances. Overall, a very engaging movie.