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Pitch Perfect (2012)

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

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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Escolha Perfeita  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Although never working together before, Anna Kendrick (Beca) and Skylar Astin (Jesse) share a connection with the prestigious performing arts camp Stagedoor Manor in upstate New York. Skylar Astin attended the camp for multiple years and appeared in the documentary Stagedoor (2006), and Anna Kendrick starred in Camp (2003) which was based on and filmed at Stagedoor Manor. See more »


When Jesse and Beca are sitting on the grass multiple people in the background are wearing the same outfits that they wore on move in day. See more »


Gail: The Barden Bellas went deep into the archive for that song, John. I remember singing it with my own a cappella group.
John: And what group was that, Gail?
Gail: The Minstrel Cycles, John.
John: Well, that's an unfortunate name.
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Crazy Credits

An outtake is shown during the credits. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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It has been years since I have seen a movie that I had such low expectations for...
15 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That I loved so much. I scored free tickets to a Denver Screening awhile back and was just going to have my wife and 13 year old daughter go , but I watched the trailer and really thought Anna Kendrick was terrific in 50/50 and very good in Up in the Air so I thought, what the heck, I'm going too. Was I glad that I did. I laughed like crazy and loved the a capella singing. This film is really raunchy and just skirts around an R rating several times, but it is just so fun.

I am pretty confident that it is going to be the surprise box office hit of the fall and it is so much better than the films that it is bound to be compared to like Mean Girls, Bring it On, and even Bridesmaids.

Speaking of Bridesmaids Rebel Wilson almost steals the show with every scene that she is involved with being hilarious, and in a lesser movie her scenes most certainly would be worth paying the price of admission alone, but there are so many other talents involved. Elizabeth Banks has never been funnier. Skylar Astin as the love interest is also terrific though he needs to change his name, because for me the name Skylar brings only one thing to mind and she is married to Walter White.

This is no Oscar Winner, I am certain that I will see a dozen or so better movies this year, but none will having me laughing and smiling as much.

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