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.
I have previously attempted to reconcile the facts that I will give any movie about musicians glowing praise while actively hating musicals. I've narrowed this dichotomy down to two points:
1) Singers aren't musicians.
2) Musicals are awful.
But Pitch Perfect isn't really a musical. It's a fairly funny comedy that happens to be about people singing terrible songs in an annoying fashion.
Okay, hang on, I really didn't hate this movie despite my current shitty attitude. The first hour is quite funny and the clichés didn't bother me because the ladies are all charming enough in their roles and that guy from Workaholics plays a great asshole.
But why, sweet Jesus, is this movie two hours long? Comedies do…
Um. So... yes. This movie is perfect. Anna Kendrick is my girl. Every word out of Rebel Wilson's mouth is genius. Elizabeth Banks actually caused me to choke on my water. Brittany Snow's eyes are mesmerizing. That dude with the brown eyes is the most crush-worthy crushable crush ever. It made me LOL. It made me cry (ok not really but it may as well have). It made me believe in the power of song AND the power of love. If I could, I would give it ten stars. BRING ME THE SOUNDTRACK.
Nem kimondottan szeretem a musicaleket, így mindig meglepődök, ha valami zenés-táncos film alatt nem nézem az órám folyamatosan. Az meg, hogy ezt élveztem is, hát teljesen új. Ugyan Anna Kendrick nem kedvencem, meg az elmúlt évek munkái miatt öregnek éreztem itt, de azóta a Cups Songot hallgatom, szóval… A főszereplő srác meg nem tudom honnan bújt elő, de ne adjanak ilyen szövegeket a szájába, mert a végén még tényleg elhiszem, hogy létezik az a fiú, akit keresek. Aztán majd egy napon azon kapom magam, hogy esküvői ruhákat és asztali dekorációkat nézegetek.
Nem vállalt sokat a film, egyszerűen lett nagyszerű.
The first time I saw this, I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Second time around, it's becoming a top favorite. Fun, funny, interesting, and just enough acapella. This is what Glee should have been.
I hate Glee but I loved this - testament to this film's strong cast.
Pitch perfect...If you are a teenage girl or a grown woman that wishes she were, terrible if you are anyone else. Some of the music is not bad, but done much better on the Tv show Glee. Kendrick is adorable as ever and has a good voice, but very forgettable otherwise. Even my wife was bored with this one and she wanted to watch.
At its best, it transcends its intentional use of teen and college-kid stereotypes to show the irresistible punch of a perfect music performance that leaves you breathless and wowed. Rebel Wilson looks best sauntering between two lines of girls, thrusting her belly forward and throttling the mic, launching confidence and charisma through our eyeballs. Anna Kendrick, with a well-executed trademark smile and some newly discovered soulful chops, makes the perfect centerpiece for this misfit, goofy cast on both sides of the gender line, who all light up the stage when the time comes to set aside artificial conflict in favor of unified, mashed-up-genre delight. Light and airy? Hell yes. Pitch Perfect is show-biz entertainment, born from director Jason Moore's Broadway…
I seriously have watched this a ridiculous amount of times. It is ridiculously aca-awesome.
Holy fuck. I just went there.
"FAT AMY! KICK ME IN THE BALLS!"
It's strange and perhaps a bit ironic that a film called PITCH PERFECT can suffer from such mismanaged tone. One minute it's another teen musical, the next it's trying to beat that image to death with gross-out humor. What results is an awkward mash-up song: part Glee, part Farrelly, mostly awkward.