[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...
When the wife picks our Saturday night film I normally cringe as I have to put up with some sort of dire horror film neither of us have heard of or a dare-I-say-it chick flick. I've had to watch some right old shit over the years but tonight I got off lightly with this rather entertaining bit of musical comedy that did make me smile. Anna Kendrick has always been watchable since stealing Clooney's thunder in Up In The Air and Rebel Wilson simply does things her own way. A Capella for me was either a Spanish football player or a lager, and even though most of these tunes escaped me this old fucker recognized the odd song or two.…
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…
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…
I suppose it's ok to aim low if you hit it most of the time...
A ESCOLHA PERFEITA é uma bobagem "moderninha", mas que conta com algumas gags eficientes. A interação entre os grupos rivais funcionam e alguns atores até acertam no tom cômico e exagerado (no bom sentido). Tem um ar de sub sessão tarde que não é de todo mal.
I thought I was going to be bored out of my brain watching this movie , when I sat down I was well prepared with other activities to turn to if I got bored.
I did not get bored ! This movie was great . It was hilarious , well written and perfectly cast . The music was fantastic and at moments I couldn't resist the urge to do a little jig with my bad self .
Anna kendrick ! Wow where has she been . I highly recommend this movie especially if your forced to choose for your significant other .
The story doesn't go anywhere new, but it's consistently propped up by an infectious soundtrack.
Predictable and very silly, but funny in places.
Loved this more the second time around. It's also made me want to watch the second one too, which is great.
This film is a-ca-mazing.
Watched this one on a bit of a lark and loved it. Watched many more times since, and keep recommending it to people and want to watch it with them. New take on the 'new girl in town' with being reluctant participant in a very tight knit community but also have that group-of-misfits element that I love. I didn't love the 'gross out' humour stuff, which is only thing that make it not get 5-stars. I love the rest of the movie so much I'll forgive it that craziness and enjoy the rest of it.
Anna Kendrick leads an acapella group in this patchy musical comedy. When Pitch Perfect works, it is hilarious, especially in the case of Rebel Wilson's breakout character Fat Amy, who manages to score many of the flick's best lines. However, there are other parts of the film where it is distinctly off-key, most notably some gross-out humour that feels like it is out of touch with the rest of the film (I'm looking at you, vomiting subplot). Kendrick is an appealing presence as usual, but her prickly character in this can be irritating sometimes, as can the film's insistence on crowbarring "aca-" at the front of words, as if that alone makes them funny. That said, a lot of the film's appeal comes down to the chemistry between the Bellas and the way they play off of each other makes up for the bum notes the film can hit.
Sometimes, we watch one film and as soon as it's over, a song gets stuck in our heads that we…