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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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Available categories for the Riff off:
  • Ladies of the 80s
  • Songs About Sex
  • Black Michael Jackson
  • White Michael Jackson
  • Christian Rock
  • Hair Bands
  • TV Theme Songs
  • Reggae Time
  • Medium Rock
  • The Judds
  • Famous Duets
  • Overplayed Black Eyed Peas
  • Puppet Songs
  • Songs Glee (2009) Ruined
  • Party Rock Anthems
  • Ugly Lead Singers
The only categories exercised were Songs About Sex and Ladies of the 80's. See more »

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When the girls are notified that a competing team was disqualified and that they are now going to the finals, one of the girls are shown playing poker. They were playing from left to right and poker is played from right to left. See more »

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Aubrey: Hands in, a-ca-bitches!
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Trebles Finals: Bright Lights Bigger City/Magic
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Performed by The Treblemakers
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Something Special
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't want to like it. Despite what you may think I don't want to like movies like this . I hate myself for it. But there's such an overwhelming charm when things are executed just right and I just can't help it. Pitch Perfect centers on Becca played the emerging star Anna Kendrick (in a role which will solidify her status if it its as big as it deserves ) a freshman at college. Her father is a professor and she's angsty and rebellious. After a brief set up we enter the unknown world of acapella singing, Which is singing with no instruments. Apparently a huge thing at this college and we meet different groups there well 2 mostly the troublemakers an all male group that always slays the competition and the Bellas who churn out the same old fashioned nonsense and are recovering from a year that didn't end well to say the least. After some persuasion Becca joins the Bellas looking to add some of her much needed zest to liven up the competition.I'm sure you can guess what happens and it's no lie that the film is formulaic in that way. However, the approach to the material is what differentiates it. It's handled with an original, saucy, smart originality. it doesn't downplay it's focus but instead celebrates it in all it's corny glory. The film takes a little getting used to but about half way through i was so sold on all the wonderful characters and the films undeniable charm. Filled with exciting musical numbers and solid performances from Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, the adorable Skylar Kenstin as Beccas love interest and so many others Pitch perfect is something truly special. Not to say t's flawless it's a little amateur in spots and Brittany Snow's character feels a little confusing. But it's easy to overlook the small stuff when the film is so entertaining.


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