Pitch Perfect

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Pitch Perfect's plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well.

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College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.

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  • Aug 02, 2016
    The best thing Pitch Perfect has going for it is the music. It's excellent and catchy and performed incredibly well. While it may give you the inclination to get up and quote along to the many different pop songs it sprinkles throughout the film, the plot aspect lags behind. It will remind you instantly of the Bring It On franchise. It's a cliched and uninspired story featuring the outcast college freshman who ends up attracted to the outgoing good looking male counterpart who joins a crew of other misfits and blah blah blah. Anna Kendrick and company do just enough to give their characters some decent variation from the others, but sightly gags and stilted dialogue cut down the film when the musical numbers elevate it. It's entertaining and could be used a great drinking game for an outgoing group of kids, but past the excellent dance/musical numbers and a cast filled with stars and unknowns, Pitch Perfect will only satisfy when the volume's up.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2015
    A film impossible to hate. Hilarious and filled with great characters (with Rebel Wilson, Hana Mae Lee and Adam DeVine as standouts) and an interesting take on a familiar story. Thoroughly watchable from start to finish.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2015
    like a big screen version of Glee but not quite as good, it lacks the charm that the creators have with that show. Pitch Perfect has some of the funny moments, mainly due to the quirky supports and it delivers on the fun night in element. The film sadly doesn't hit all the right notes to become a bone fide cult film or classic, it just never goes for the biting satire or comedy moments. I liked the film and the segments with the commentary the most, but unfortunately it won't be hitting my top lists in years to come. Good for a night in and others might find more here. 19/05/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2015
    Although not as clever, talented or messaged as television's venerable Glee, Pitch Perfect is a pleasant diversion with fine singing and funny, snarky quips. It would have been better if the characters and situations were developed more. Only half of the potentially interesting characters were exhibited enough to generate real interest. I feel as though a lot of the films' potential was squandered. Still, it's solidly fun and entertaining -- just not as much as it could have been.
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