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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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$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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References to Chris Rock and the E! television network were stricken from the French subtitles, probably due to their lack of notoriety among French audiences. See more »

Goofs

At the a-ca-initiation party, "I Can Feel It" is selected on the MacBook but "Keep Your Head Up" starts playing and even though Justin hits keys, the play button isn't actually pushed (the play symbol doesn't change to a pause symbol). See more »

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Tommy: Listen up, A-ca-ballers. I have been rejected by the Army, shoved into a Dora The Explorer backpack, and pushed into the girls' locker room wearing nothing but suspenders. But no matter. I am in the world that I love. And with the assistance of my boy Justin...
Justin: My liege.
Tommy: ...I launch this year's audition.
[whispers]
Tommy: Belly roll.
[while Justin is drumming on his stomach]
Tommy: The most recent ICCA national champion winners get to pick the audition song.
[Justin mimics cymbal crashing]
Beca: [...]
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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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