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Pitch Perfect (2012)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  5 October 2012 (USA)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

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The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year's finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition. Written by napierslogs

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a cappella | competition | song | dj | college | See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,149,433 (USA) (28 September 2012)

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$64,998,368 (USA) (8 February 2013)
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Trivia

At one point, while Beca is attending the activities fair and checking out the booth for the DJs (Deaf Jews), a spirited game of Quidditch (from the Harry Potter books and movies) can be seen going on in the background, including players straddling broomsticks and one player shouting "Throw me the Quaffle!" Simulated Quidditch games have been enacted on a number of university campuses in recent years. See more »

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Aubrey is talking to The Barden Bellas about rehearsal times when standing in front of a white board displaying the rehearsal schedule. Aubrey says "we will practice every day for at least two hours seven days a week..." however the board behind her clearly says under Sunday: "No rehearsals - enjoy it!" See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Hey Hilary Swank from Million Dollar Baby.
Beca: Hey, you could just say 'Hey Million Dollar Baby" you don't have to reference the specific actress.
Jesse: Damn. Prison changed you.
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #20.19 (2012) See more »

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Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Written by Eddie Schwartz (as Edward Schwartz)
Performed by The Barden Bellas
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Crazy Funny!!!
13 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Take Bring It On, Glee (not in the icky cheesy way, but because there's singing involved, the good kind), Mean Girls, and add some quick-witted, sharp-tongued dialogue and commentary, and you have the funniest of movies.

At first I was leery: a movie about A Cappella singing groups; I thought at best, it would be a teen flick. Yes, I know, Anna Kendrick. But bigger (some better) names have made some doozies. But, I was unbelievably surprised. Every kind of humour is covered here, and done to absolute perfection. You will be adopting many, many of the lines into your daily lexicon.

For me, Rebel Wilson (as Fat Amy) and Elizabeth Banks (as Gail, the commentator) have some of the most hysterically smart lines ever committed to celluloid (right up there with Young Frankenstein).

Loved it.


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