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Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) 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. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions. Pitch Perfect is an outrageously hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy that also stars Anna Camp (The Help), Brittany Snow (Hairspray) and Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids).
Everyone loves musical smackdowns--and Pitch Perfect is full of great ones. Pitch Perfect is like Bring It On crossed with the Step Up movies, flavored with a heavy dose of TV's Glee and the Straight No Chaser boys. All of this is set appealingly on a college campus, with charming actors and a very funny script that will entertain fans, truly, from 10 to 90. The plot in Pitch Perfect follows the character of college freshman Beca (a delightful Anna Kendrick) as she decides to join her school's a cappella women's singing group. (Unlike on Glee, where the glee club is populated with outcasts, college a cappella groups are prestigious--and hard to get into.) Fellow singers include Brittany Snow as Chloe and Alexis Knapp as Stacie, a student who's hilariously slutty and innocent at the same time. The faculty coordinator is Anna Camp, so memorable in The Help, and here both earnest and a bit naive. There's also a potential love story between Beca and Jesse (Skylar Astin), a member of the male group at the same school. And the script, by sometime 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon, is witty, wry, and just silly enough. The rest of the time, the singing and music and routines take center stage, as everyone wants them to. Pitch Perfect is a surprisingly fresh and smart take on young adulthood, with a soundtrack that will have you cheering. --A.T. Hurley
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.55 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : MHV61121645DVD
- Director : Jason Moore
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 52 minutes
- Release date : December 18, 2012
- Actors : Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp
- Subtitles: : French, Spanish
- Producers : Paul Brooks, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B008JFUUIA
- Writers : Kay Cannon
- Number of discs : 1
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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.
Oh, it's definitely campy!
Becca is a spirited college freshman attending Barton University. Her father, a professor at the University, wants her to pursue her academics, but what she really wants is to be a DJ. Her heart isn't in her studies, and she's at odds with her father and the forced education. He pushes her to become more involved, and isn't happy when she takes a job working for the school's radio station.
When this isn't enough to satisfy her father, and the school's all-woman a capella group approaches her to invite her to join, she auditions and joins the team. Unaccustomed to social relationships with other girls, Becca struggles with the leader of the group while navigating the muddy waters of forbidden romance.
The movie is funny and it's fun, and the music that the a cappella groups produce is outstanding. If you enjoy adult humor, you'll love the banter from the announcers.
This is the movie that proved that Anna Kendrick was so much more than Twilight.
I loved just about everything about this movie and can make no complaints. I'm a fan of listening to the music because the actors are incredibly talented.
I highly recommend Pitch Perfect to anyone who hasn't seen Pitch Perfect 3, which I still haven't watched because I spent the whole night watching Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, and a glorious night it was!
This movie had everything, singing, clothes, humor, friendship, competition, and a lead actress who feels very relatable through her heavy eyeliner. I love it! Watch it with your friend, or watch it with your cake, you can't go wrong!
Sadly, I can't say this for any of the horrible sequels. But, this is the best movie. It's so entertaining! Even for a grown woman like me, lol.
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The downside to this film, if I HAVE to point one out, is that the male love interest is so 2 dimensional it's painful. You want to score soundtracks? Then how come you never show any musical know how, other than being able to belt out Cee Lo to a strangely mature audience? I also wish that they'd managed to prove that these kids WERE actually in college, by, I know know... showing them in class or studying or something? But I suppose the movie would have been longer... (which I wouldn't have minded!).
Watch this if you like any teen comedy movie/tv show/musical aka Bring it on, Mean Girls, Glee etc.
There's hardly a character not to like. They all have strong, normally funny, personalities and despite the ridiculousness of some scenes you can easily believe college life really can be this insane. The acting is top notch - Anna Kendrick and every single member of her acapela group 'The Barden Bellas' are brilliant - and the singing talent is good too. Perfect toe-tapping entertainment!
I loved it.
Predictable stuff, but some really good musical arrangements.
Being a music addict, I loved the take on old and new songs mashed and sung surprisingly well.
Listen through a quality Hi-Fi system to get best out of the film.
I'm not a massive fan of boom box subwoofers...plugged straight into an ordinary amp and a pair of full range speakers (ie floorstanders that can get down to about 20hz)...and you'll get superb sound from films...especially musical films.