[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.
Never thought I'd watch this.
Never thought I'd actually kind of enjoy it, either...
Good energy, brisk pacing, and consistent wit largely cover up an EXTREMELY by-the-numbers plot and some cartoonish characters. The movie's biggest laughs come from John Michael Higgens and Elizabeth Banks as the commentators of the a cappella competitions (channeling Gary Cole and Jason Bateman from Dodgeball), but thankfully there's more than a few other good jokes sprinkled in.
The cast is very charming (especially Anna Kendrick), and definitely outperform the sometimes one-note character writing. Really, the writing generally is a little shaky (excepting the humor). As mentioned above, the plot is extraordinarily predictable (almost, ironically, surprisingly so), and the main conflict in the film, a standard sort of modern, risk-taking thinking versus old, safe thinking, is disappointingly contrived. Becca's argument,…
I wanted to feel better about the world for two hours.
All in for Fat Amy.
Viewing #3, and I feel like I'm never going to get tired of those a capella mashups. This time around I really noticed the strength of Anna Kendrick's performance too, it's nuanced and believable (as well as funny). It remains an absolute breeze of a film, a sweet and funny gem. The sequel can't come fast enough.
Hilarious cast. Great song selections. The real question is, did they ever go to class?!!?!?
I liked this more than I thought I ever would. Really funny, and the singing is really fun. Fat Amy is the best!
This new comedic musical is right on pitch. Anna Kendrick plays Beca, a student at Barden University whose dream is to move to LA and become a DJ. Beca is uninterested in college, to say the least. Her father is a professor at her school and he advises her to join clubs to get more involved. Beca starts to work at the school radio station along with her admirer, Jesse (Skylar Astin).
When Beca's voice is heard by Chloe (Brittany Snow), one of the main girls of The Barden Bellas a capella group, Beca is recruited into this singing group. Jesse ends up joining the rival all-boys a capella group called The Treble Makers.
Beca soon realizes that The Bellas…
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