[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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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.
Still very enjoyable but I had more fun the first time I saw it in the cinema.
This movie gives me a headache. Not because it's bad, but because it was really good and could have been even better. How do you describe a movie that overachieves and was much better than you thought it was going to be but could have easily improved by fixing one character that sucked? It's like, remember the 2002 Oakland A's? The Moneyball team? Should you be happy simply because they overachieved and made the playoffs, or should you be disappointed because they really should have beat the Twins in the first round but didn't? Or, when Butler lost to Duke in the 2010 Finals. Butler had no business being there, but they only lost to Duke by 2 points. But…
What is it with Hollywood desperately shoe-horning gross-out comedy into movies where it doesn't belong? As with 'Bridesmaids', there are a small handful of scenes in this that seem to have escaped from an Adam Sandler vehicle, and I just don't understand what they're doing here. It's a shame, because the rest of the movie works really well on a simple, undemanding level. It's perky and fun, the romantic subplot is only a little bit creepy (the main lesson being that for men, persistence pays, so just never take no for an answer), and the more wacky the compositions and dance routines get, the better. No earth-shaker, but a pretty darn good time. Shame about the puke.
Recorded a full podcast on the soundtrack and stories around it.
even the most clever of b*tch puns cant save this trash movie
Hey you, the person who wrote the "funny" parts in this script; Can you come here for a moment so I can thrust a chair twined with barbed wire up your ass?!! That is some serious LAME "comedy", dude!
Awesome songs, though. TOTALLY!
But the script in general....
Beca is one of those girls who is only at college because her lame-ass Dad wants her to be there (and it's free as he works at the institution). She just wants to be a DJ but, after singing some David Guetta in the shower, an all-girl A Capella group decide she should totally join them in order to win some championship and beats the rival guys troupe, The Treblemakers, once and for all. Plus she needs to socialise according to her Dad or she won't be able to go to LA next year, where she'll become some shit hot music producer.
This film is charming as hell. I'm yet to meet anyone who doesn't like it, hence why I…
Predictability, thy name is Pitch Perfect. Other than a few fun song and dance numbers and an appropriately adorable performance by Skylar Astin, this was pretty painful viewing.
It also made me realize that Anna Kendrick has one note (since I kept feeling as if we now knew what would happen if someone had tossed the uptight junior executive of Up in the Air into a dance number).
It earns an extra half-star for Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins as the color commenters during competitions. Now THEM I could watch all night.
'A cappella with sock puppets? Genius.'
Pitch Perfect is like a long episode of Glee, with some of the mind-numbing political correctness removed, and some more jokes put in. But it still doesn't make up for the fact that it relies far too much on its music, or that its humour, when it bombs, bombs badly. There is some charm, but it is tainted by cheesiness, by comic missteps and by a tediously by-the-numbers plot.
Anna Kendrick's Beca is not particularly problematic in herself (apart from how she spells her name). She is one of the two injections of energy into an otherwise cutesy but unimpressive cast. The other, of course, is Rebel Wilson, who steals every scene she is…
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