[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...
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…
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…
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.
Pitch Perfect is a fun, feel-good, great musical comedy!
Surprisingly entertaining. Music is cool, but they could have used better covers. Fat Amy is the best. Getting tired of Anna Kendrick.
This movie actually starts off good. 5 minutes in, and I was laughing and ready to declare myself a "pitch." Then the next 110 minutes of the film happened. It loses its sarcastic bite and feels like it wants us to take this world seriously, even while its main character continuously puts herself at a place where she's "better" than everything happening and acts like a total jerk. Unlikable characters abound and combined with not even really sounding like a capella work (which apparently, it all is, but they at times use up to 120 vocal tracks to make things work instead of the 9 girls we see singing on-screen), I don't even really understand the appeal, unless listening to a tween girl's iPod shuffle is just something people LOVE...
'Bring It On' meets Acapella Groups. That's not a knock, by the way. The humor in this film was light, but clever, ebullient, and enjoyable. It worked best when the film didn't take itself too seriously, or undercut its seriousness with humor. The first half of the film has this in spades, with fun and well-done musical performances to keep the movie moving.
In the latter half of the film when it leans harder into the expected underdog tropes, cliche lesson about expressing yourself, and shallow explorations of not letting people in, it becomes a little more eye-rolly. The same goes for the mostly unmotivated, meetcute-fueled relationship at the core of the film. Also, some of the humor is…
Who knew accapella competions could be so so cutthroat?! A teen comedy that mostly people who look like they're nearing 30 but it doesn't matter as this movie has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. A script that packs quite a bit of jokes, some overt others, subtle, all of them quite funny. The witty banter between the two commentators itself is worth a watch.
i really never thought, i would like movies like this, cuz they look so much like the typical "girls movie"
but no! pitch perfect is just great ! not just because i love anna kendrick...
the music is really good , the plot is standard,but ok
absolutely a feel-good movie
i try to watch the second as fast as i can!
i watched this when i was 12 and enjoyed it.
Még mindig aranyos és könnyed film ez. Sok túlzással, de azért szerethető.
My 450th film seen since January 2014. I learned a lot about this art that is cinema. Thank you all!
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