[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Get Pitch Slapped
A comedy set in the middle of a war between rival a cappella groups and centered on a rebellious girl who joins one of the groups as an escape from her unhappy life at school.
I need help, I think I’m turning into a teenage girl! First I enjoyed Warm Bodies and now I’ve warmed to the a cappella charms of Pitch Perfect. From the marketing and trailers I was expecting an excruciating two-hour long episode of Glee and, in some ways that is what I got, but rather than making me want to throw things at the television screen in disgust I became invested in the story about a group of collegiate a cappella misfits who try to win the regional finals.
Even after the closing credits had finished rolling I’m still not quite sure why I liked this film as it features so many elements that would normally have me running in the…
I have a weakness for singing movies.
And Anna Kendrick gives me a boner.
Acca-believe it, Pitch Perfect is pretty funny.
As the lazy, gross-out, and quite frankly shit, juggernaut of comedies keeps rolling these days, this is a welcome breakthrough.
It mostly works. It puts a new spin into the generic High School movie story, the songs are great, and its pretty humerous when the fat one is on screen.
Not quite Spinal Tap, but still acca-pretty decent.
I had a lot of fun watching this with my best friends, but Pitch Perfect has a lot of problems. I was pretty disappointed that they didn't really try anything new or interesting and chose to stick with a formula that we've all seen before: lovable but surly outcast is forced to try something new (in this case, she joins an a capella group at her college), rescues the pitiful group from complete and utter failure, and falls in love with a cute boy.
What kept me entertained was Fat Amy, played by the talented Rebel Wilson. Every time she opened her mouth something surprisingly hilarious came out. The singing was hit and miss, but for me the price of…
I must admit, I can't give this film a proper review because I couldn't make it all the way through it.
My wife liked it so she convinced me to watch it, telling me it's basically a spoof of Glee. I've never had any desire to watch Glee but I know what it's all about. The reason I couldn't get through this film is because about 30 minutes in it felt like exactly what I would expect from Glee, and had all of the things in it that keeps me from watching that show. Tons of singing, (I hate musicals) annoying characters, and I simply wasn't finding any of it funny. My wife claims it gets a little better but I just couldn't stand to watch anymore of it.
This film is Tumblr in a nutshell on celluloid.
Of course, as an avid Tumblr user, I have a toner for this film.
I got pitch-slapped so hard.
Deliberately dorky, this film proves that movies aimed at males do not have a monopoly on stupid. That's not to say it isn't any good. Much like Dumb and Dumber, Anchorman or Hot Rod, while the characters in Pitch Perfect may be silly and stupid, they have heart and sincerity. We care about them. And that's the key to elevating what would otherwise be just a series of jokes about nerds who know they're nerds (but exist in a world where nerds are the cools kids, making them the cool kids, meaning they're not really nerds at all) into a good movie about weird people. They are outsiders just like the Lambda's and the Delta's before them. I find it interesting though, that those movies (Revenge of the Nerds and Animal House respectively) made their character's outsider status into a strength through the course of the movie while this film assumes it from the beginning. Nerd Progress.
I won't lie, Pitch Perfect is a pretty damn fun film.
An easy watch thanks to mostly enjoyable musical numbers but a surprisingly poor overall product. The expected genre beats are hit without a story that motivates them. It's a typical book adaptation issue where the film acts as if characters and relationships are fleshed out in a way they are in a book, but the film never takes the time to do it.
Anna Kendrick is always good, but she's stuck with a flat character and ends up looking miscast. It's a bit of a problem in general that the other central characters seem to be cast more for their singing ability than their comedic ability (with the exception of Rebel Wilson who lacks both). Instead you are left wishing there was more of Adam DeVine and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Not enough eyeliner.
Anna Kendrick is the coolest chick.
Pitch Perfect is what Friday flicks are all about; hilarious, entertaining and fist-pumping. The dialogue is punchy and whip-smart, the performances turned on and fully charged, and the characters all loveable and rendered.
Jason Moore's film really has no right being this great, or this rewatchable, but alas. It's a proper little gem that always brings a smile to my sorry face.
I really love this movie.
How this film actually managed to be entertaining, I'll never know.
It's a lot like Glee, except actually fun and humorous as opposed to preachy and terrible.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Reservoir Dogs
- (500) Days of Summer
- Pitch Perfect
- Pretty Woman
Sometimes, we watch one film and as soon as it's over, a song gets stuck in our heads that we…
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.