[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Get pitch slapped.
College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
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...
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…
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…
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.
Kendrick just hit the perfect pitch! god she's amazing in this!
Aca-why the hell did I liked it?
FUCKING GREAT MOVIE.
Meh, sort of entertaining.
I liked it. Has Sister Act vibes, in that people are actually singing, rather than being musically overcome with emotion.
You must own an arctic, impenetrable heart if you don't instantly warm to the charms of Jason Moore's aca-charming comedy Pitch Perfect, a Glee-esque, at times disarmingly witty (though overly reliant on Anna Camp's astonishing projectile vomiting skills) and side-splitting tale of a college acapella group against dramatic odds. Rebel Wilson proves to be the star, though Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow keep up. Unfortunately others, like Alexis Knapp and Hana Mae Lee, fail to strike a chord with their one-note performances, meanwhile Anna Camp's gratingly uptight semi-antagonist is really fucking annoying. The music, though, is great, but I'll never think of The Sign the same way again. Enjoyable, and not even guilty.
If Pitch Perfect reminds us of anything it's that US comedies are produced to an identikit picture of previous glories. The shadow of the great John Hughes looms unashamedly large over the proceedings thanks to the film makers touching love for The Breakfast Club, whilst the gross out genre that shaped American comedies from the late 90s onwards also gets checked thanks to Anna Camp's spectacular (and unnecessary) vomiting sequences. Lastly Christopher Guest alumni John Michael Higgins, alongside Elizabeth Banks, apes the kind of role fellow alumni Fred Willard made famous in films like Best In Show, whilst Christopher Mitz-Plasse pops up to remind us all of Superbad.
It's this kind of tick box, crowd pleasing jumble that actually makes…
Basically a big-screen version of television's GLEE, but set slightly more in the real world. College freshman Beca (Anna Kendrick) doesn't want to get involved with campus life, but is gradually pulled into all-female acapella group 'The Barden Bellas', who fell from grace during national competition after their leader Aubrey (Anna Camp) projectile vomited on-stage. Beca's a gifted DJ and very adept at creating mixes of various pop songs, so begins to realise her skills could be used to give the Bellas a more unique, modern sound—but she faces opposition from the dictatorial, uptight Aubrey.
PITCH PERFECT has a certain charm that goes a long way, it's true. It was nice to see a comedy that keeps its head on…
I liked this about as much as I possibly could have considering I become intensely uncomfortable seeing people **smile-really-really-hard** while singing
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