Pitch Perfect Review: A surprisingly fun and vibrant sing-a-long
Actresses on the rise Anna Kendricks and Rebel Wilson both star in this vibrant and charming teen comedy – Pitch Perfect. Definitely one of the surprises of 2012, Pitch Perfect was rather funny and engaging.
The movie starts off with parallel stories. First we meet “The Bellas”, a struggling all female Acapella singing group performing in an Acapella competition but they were eliminated. The movie switches over to Beca (Anna Kendrick), an aspiring young deejay and new college student. It turns out that Beca is attending the college that “The Bellas” are enrolled. The story comes together when Beca joins the group, along with a few other misfits. Despite challenges and intense rivalry, the group slowly bonds and give us a movie filled with energy and laughter.
First and foremost I totally loved the musical numbers in this film. They will have you singing along to the covers of current and throwback hit songs. Despite the difference in personalities of the group, the characters were able to sell the acapella pieces perfectly. Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) was the highlight however, even though Anna Kendricks character was charming. Fat Amy carried this movie with her funny, although sometimes cheesy punchlines and gimmicks.
Ever since Bring It On burst onto the movie scene, quite a few movie have adapted a similar style and energy. It was pretty much no different in Pitch Perfect either. The movie has a formulaic plot but luckily the humor and performances carried it, along with its great musical numbers. Usually we are accustomed to seeing singing competitions but I have never seen it done acapella style. You will be pretty impressed and entertained by the non-instrumental acapella voices of the groups and competitors and therefore see why the movie is called pitch perfect. The movie may seem a bit cheesy at times but it will have you laughing along the way nonetheless.
What do you think? Leave a comment.
I watched this the other day, entertaining film but didn’t stick with me that much. Good read Shawna!
I have been wanting to see this – any thoughts of whether it is like Glee mixed with High School Musical? 😛 lol
yes. it follows along the same line
I thought this movie was great because of the way it worked against stereotypes. There were characters of different sizes, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations, but they weren’t necessarily defined by these factors.
I have to say. I’m really tired of all these movies. The plot lines are just… not that interesting once you’ve seen one it feels like you’ve seen them all. That said.. this movie did have some cheap laughs so I wouldn’t call it bad. I mean, I wouldn’t pay to see it in the theater, but redbox it no doubt.
Pitch Perfect is admittedly not the best film I’ve ever seen, but it is one of the movies I go to when I want lighthearted, easy to follow entertainment.