[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.
Never thought I'd watch this.
Never thought I'd actually kind of enjoy it, either...
Review In A Nutshell:
Pitch Perfect is a travesty. An Acapella based musical that banks on the success and "creativity" of Glee. A film that is so lazy in telling an original story that every single step along the way, except for Fat Amy's big reveal during the confession, was predicted.
Characters are so identifiably cliche, that I wasn't able to care for any of their problems whatsoever.
The songs are just painful to the ears; thinking that contemporary pop songs and mixing them with classic pop songs would blend perfectly when executed through an Acapella approach. Maybe I just hate remixing original songs because it demonstrate laziness in creating profit; which is what this film is.
I am so…
It just wasn't for me, as I had predicted. The film itself is a walking cliché and none of the characters are even remotely developed. And (spoiler) I love how the lead actor just accepts that Beca didn't really learn from her mistakes and just had to reference The Breakfast Club to win him over. I honestly felt bad for the guy, but oh well (end of spoiler). But hey, when that woman is Anna Kendrick, I guess you can't blame the guy. Okay, maybe a little.
The music wasn't as auto-tuned as I expected it to be and the characters are fun. But when they tried to be "hip", either with the song choices or the stereotypes, it just…
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.
Quite funny and amusing for what it is. I admire the air-tight narrative which has weirdly become something of a rarity in the teen movie crowd. Every character is given the proper dimension to work with, without ever resorting to meandering subplots. Still, there are far too many icky stereotypes that haunt these girls. There are other, better ways to be funny, but Pitch Perfect contradicts the core ideology of its protagonists and is content with being your usual teen escapism, in lieu of breaking the mold - as hinted by glimpses of genuine potential in many scenes.
Probably one of my top 3 guilty pleasure movies. This movie came out of nowhere in 2012 and blew me away when I first saw it, the songs are just so goddamn catchy. This is one of those rare films if I catch on TV, I will watch it, wherever, whenever. I love this movie.
so much acapella-la-la-la-love.
Loved it! So funny, the singing was fab....right up my street!
I've been told this was an amazing film, an incredible film, a masterpiece, I thought it was just watchable but not the best then again the people who told me it was awesome were women.
people only like this for the memes
It’s silly. It’s slight. It’s ridiculous.
I love it. It’s one of my favorite feel good movies with a nice soundtrack to boot. Anna Kendrick is about as interesting as wallpaper, but Rebel Wilson makes up for it by being the sassy, fat black friend who is actually a white Australian.
It’s a million times better than all of Glee.
Damning with faint praise. I know.
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