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 have a weakness for singing movies.
And Anna Kendrick gives me a boner.
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.
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…
A mildly entertaining attempt at a Glee spoof that doesn't really live up to its spoofery. The film hits some high notes with Kendrick's engaging turn and Rebel Wilson's improv schtick, but apart from a few tasty musical numbers the film wallows in cliche, clunky lines and gaping plot holes and contrivances. Whilst the excuse could be made that this is the point, this viewer just sees laziness and reliance on the films core target audience to forgive it it's sins. A ca-playful but forgettable.
Una segunda visita sólo revela qué estupendo es el guión, qué segura es su puesta en escena, y qué modulada está la dirección actoral. De eso último, entonces es lógico que actores con talento nato (Snow, Astin, Rebel Wilson y hasta Anna Camp) den actuaciones de grandes ligas.
Al verla en una sala de cine uno se percata de lo discreto que es su diseño sonido, en el exacto opuesto de la mezcla bombástica-sinfónica del otro musical de la Universal de este año, Los Miserables, lo que funciona perfecto al hacer lucir esas armonías vocales.
Moore se las arregla para cortar los números musicales como videoclips y que se sigan viendo bien. Eso sí, el número de Los Treblemakers, del desenlace, está editado con una contención y maestría peculiar.
Destinado a convertirse en un clásico.
In an era of cinema where crude comedy is becoming more and more prevalent - with Ted and The Campaign two recent 2012 examples - it's nice to watch a comedy that's funny simply due to a good script and courageous performances. Whilst it doesn't always hit the right notes, it's for that reason that Pitch Perfect ends up being one of 2012's better US comedies.
Full review here - www.cine-vue.com/2012/12/film-review-pitch-perfect.html
This is by far the most entertaining movie I have seen in years. It's also perhaps the most re-watchable movie ever - since getting it at Christmas, I've probably already re-watched it a half-dozen times. The music is great, the comedy works and the romance is sweet - it's really a near perfect entertainment package.
Nagyon elcsépelt sztori, idegesítő karakterek, kiszámítható végkifejlet.
Anna Kendrick miatt 1x nézhető, de nagyon nem jó. 10/4
Not as biting or as original as it probably thinks it is, Pitch Perfect is still a very enjoyable film. While it does have some problems (it's 20 minutes too long and it does make an unnecessary comparison with The Breakfast Club), it still manages to successfully mine comedy out of the most formulaic of plots. Worth a watch if you can handle the genre tropes.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
"I've wrestled crocodiles and dingos simultaneously"
So... my flatmate thinks I've gone mental. Literally spent the past couple of hours laughing my arse off. This is crude, quick-fire gutter humour at its very best.
Sure, the plot is as cliched as they come, but the delivery is excellent and the performances are outstanding. There are so many quotable lines in this film. The interactions between Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins especially stand out as golden.
Well worth a watch
... and I hate a cappella groups... and laughing
It's fun and zippy and some of the musical numbers are genuinely winning. But I just couldn't stop wondering why the hell Aubrey was in charge. Yes, she was given that badge by the outgoing leader, but how is that an enforceable decision? Especially after Aubrey barfed all over the stage and then insisted on making terrible decisions and being generally insufferable. It would be one thing if she were 'bitchy' and knew what she was doing, but everybody else on the team knew that her musical choices were all wrong, but nobody says anything until they've already lost the chance to go to nationals. But BECKA is the one who has to offer a climactic apology! It wouldn't bug me so much except for the fact that Aubrey's awfulness is pretty much the only generator of conflict in the whole movie. She should have been deposed in a coup in the first five minutes!
Anna Kendrick raps, Rebel Wilson jokes, everyone sings pop songs. Yes, I like this movie.
First, some context. I detest Karaoke in all of it's forms. I include TV talent shows in this. I first saw the trailer for this before the horrible "Snow White and The Huntsman" and winced so much I thought my face was going to turn inside out. It looked like a big long karaoke festival.
People kept telling me, that it was good. People told me it was funny, "Mean Girls" funny, "Easy A" funny. There's been a copy lying about the flat for a couple of months.
Turns out it's a bit of both.
The musical sequences, I did not really enjoy. They irritated me, but punctuated with some really good jokes, I could tolerate them. It has so many really good jokes that this could almost get away with anything.
It is basically "Bring It On" with singing instead of cheer-leading and that's not a bad thing.
Some of the jokes are filthy too.
I love filthy jokes.