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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...
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.
I specifically picked this movie out for my wife, knowing she'd dig the singing and hoping the comedy would be funny enough to get a pass from me. Only during the opening scene I found myself totally into the whole Dodgeball/Best in Show commentary track. Elizabeth Banks threatening to freshen up "downtown" had me in bits. It was all so inappropriate considering what I was accaspecting.
Oh good grief, look at what the fucking movie just made me do. Watch it anyway, it's a surprise. And I hate musicals.
This is a film of two halves. The first half is unlikeable and seems to drag on forever. I didn't realise it was a ~college~ movie (mainly because most of the actors look too old to be first year university students... not surprising since (I checked) the four main characters were aged between 26 and 30 when it was made) and initally I felt it relied on too much of the annoying/unfunny humour associated with that genre - piss-taking about people's looks, racial stereotypes, gross-out humour - for its laughs. But musicals usually win me over in the end, and once the actual storyline kicked in and the songs got going, I started enjoying it a lot more. Beca and Jesse had good chemistry (even if I didn't really care about him/their relationship) and the final performance was brilliant.
The Lathe Operator was right...this was a very fun movie.
The good: Rebel Wilson
The bad: Nothing new.
So yeah nothing new here. Group of misfits join a band and go through regionals and nationals, start out not great but pull together at the end. Kind of like a musical Breakfast Club and considering that movie gets mentioned they were probably going for that.
"The Treblemakers. The rock stars of a cappella, the messiahs of Barden. Well, you know, not including athletes, frat guys, or actual cool people."
I loved this movie so much! It's funny, the music is fantastic, it's filled with lovable memorable characters and it has the best power puke this side of Problem Child 2. The female characters even have concerns outside of boys!
I don’t understand how anyone could possibly enjoy this film. One of the biggest piece of shits I've seen in quite some time. Rebel Wilson's off brand humor and the repartee between Elizabeth Banks & John Michael Higgins are the only sources of comedic value in this abominable pile of lizard feces. I'd rather do snow angels in Aubrey Posen's vomit than have to sit through this again.
Great way to spend and hour and a half.
As a wackier take on Mean Girls, this film has a lot to love. Expectation-skewering characters, power-puking, the best caustic commentators since Statler and Waldorf, Breakfast Club references, and of course some darn catchy musical scenes. Sure, some plot points and characters are barely thinly developed, and Anna Kendrick is hardly a huge leap outside of Hollywood-perfect, and the ending is predictable. But this was a fun film to watch, and that counts for a lot. Looking forward to the sequel.
From a feminist POV, the complex minefield of female friendships is adequately explored, considering it's a comedy/musical. The female characters are central and varied. Most conversations aren'the solely about boys. It passes muster.
amazing and funny!
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